Such a joy to give myself time to get lost in a good book. Finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett last night. Fiction based in Jackson Mississippi in the 1960's.
Continue to reflect on the seeds one of the 3 main female characters, chose to plant in a child she was charged with taking care of. How can a young child with a raciest, self-absorbed Mother survive the neglect and verbal abuse of her home? The three things the black maid, Aibileen, left young white Mae Mobley saying aloud are:
"I is kind."
"I is smart."
"I is important."
Do these translate to compassion, wisdom and purpose?
Can I be non-judgmental with myself and others?
Can I tap into my wisdom?
Can I live my purpose boldly?
Simplicity and strength in:
I am kind.
I am smart.
I am important.
Official book web site for The Help