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shu an oon on Instagram

shu an oon on Instagram

having a #unicornmoment he who has a why to live can endure almost any how

Christmas? Easter? April Fools? 2019? 2021?!! Who knows. Hahah .
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Took out these rainbow nails i got @ruffiebear to make for me last year to play with this giant christmas kinder egg @vanishingvan got me. Also last year        .
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Swipe for a little present. And swipe again for something i found so incredible from Jacinda Ardern. .
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Love how she took those questions seriously and answered them like adults. I think so many of us have been taught that asking about something (not even asking for ah, literally just wondering about) immediately means you are ungrateful for what you have. Even something like being sad about not being able to, in this instance, celebrate Easter the way you normally do might be viewed as a complaint. When having an emotional reaction to something is actually totally normal.    And as we grow up, we do this to other people too, in all sorts of situations. Knowingly/unknowingly we judge, minimize and dismiss their feelings because that s how we were taught to deal with ours.  
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I love how she is teaching these children and adults watching that their questions and feelings are valid. She acknowledges their feelings and what s behind that: a desire for comfort/normalcy, play, shared traditions etc. And mobilises them to direct it in a way that encourages our service to others and frames it as if they are helping her and making her day, which they are. That s a pretty cool two punch. In the middle of a pandemic. Beautiful
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Christmas? Easter? April Fools? 2019? 2021?!! Who knows. Hahah . . Took out these rainbow nails i got @ruffiebear to make for me last year to play with this giant christmas kinder egg @vanishingvan got me. Also last year . . Swipe for a little present. And swipe again for something i found so incredible from Jacinda Ardern. . . Love how she took those questions seriously and answered them like adults. I think so many of us have been taught that asking about something (not even asking for ah, literally just wondering about) immediately means you are ungrateful for what you have. Even something like being sad about not being able to, in this instance, celebrate Easter the way you normally do might be viewed as a complaint. When having an emotional reaction to something is actually totally normal. And as we grow up, we do this to other people too, in all sorts of situations. Knowingly/unknowingly we judge, minimize and dismiss their feelings because that s how we were taught to deal with ours. . . . . I love how she is teaching these children and adults watching that their questions and feelings are valid. She acknowledges their feelings and what s behind that: a desire for comfort/normalcy, play, shared traditions etc. And mobilises them to direct it in a way that encourages our service to others and frames it as if they are helping her and making her day, which they are. That s a pretty cool two punch. In the middle of a pandemic. Beautiful .

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