“True love! You heard him! You could not ask for a more noble cause than that.” – Inigo in Princess Bride

When you find a book that changes the way you see the world, you have to share it. I’ve been sucked in to a fascinating book called, Horse Boy, A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son, by Rupert Isaacson. (It’s also a movie.) It’s about a father who seeks help from shamans for his autistic son. That’s the surface of it. And the very depth. But in between, and all around, is the awe-inspiring beauty of the Mongolian steppes and the great Siberian forest, while weaving through the entire way are golden ribbons of love from people who reach out to help this little boy and his parents.

I have known and felt compassion for some special people in my life who live and walk daily with the drama, and challenge of autism. I have prayed for their strength and peace of mind and heart, but this book has given me a greater appreciation for what they are living. I also have a greater appreciation for the power of simple love on those around us. What a gift we all can give. It doesn’t cost a thing and the very giving of it enriches our own lives.

This book caused just a small shift in the kaleidoscope I see my life through, but oh!, what a beautiful change it’s made!

winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂

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