We all know art heals. We know that first hand.
But what do art therapists do?
Would you believe one of my little softies
is now assisting Karen Wallace the famous art therapist?
Tiny Blessed may be tiny, but her heart is big.
Her job is helping children sent to foster care
transition into their new surroundings.
And you know how tough that is.
You need lots of trusted allies.
That's where Tiny comes in.
She sits patiently in one of her many offices,
observing a time to be of service.
She watches each child's body language
for clues as to their state of being.
She never pushes,
but is glad to offer cuddles when invited.
Sometimes she may even be told secrets
which she never ever tells. She is reliable,
and does not break her word.
This is her "office".
This is her other office,
and she even got to see snow!
I was touched deeply, as you will be when you read it.
As a child whose innocence was lost early,
I know the value of a safe place.
Had there been people like Karen Wallace when I was small,
My life may have been different.
Our guardian angels come in all shapes and sizes.
Which leads me to
Time to give back
No need to do anything,
just leave a comment,
I will draw it next week.
I am making more
as the world needs
many guradian angels right now.
Did you have a special toy
who was your "therapist" when you were small?