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My name is Shelly Johnson, and I am a writer and philosopher with a Ph.D. in philosophy. One of my primary personal and philosophical interests is how we can learn to love ourselves and each other better in order to cultivate personal and political resilience. I teach ethics and a variety of other courses at a local college. I am the author of the blog Love is Stronger. I am also the author of three logic and critical thinking books for high school and middle school: _Argument Builder_, _Discovery of Deduction_ (co-author), and _Everyday Debate_, published by Classical Academic Press. You can reach me at email@example.com.
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10 thoughts on “Playful Lessons I Learned from My Mom: Paraplegia, Pandemics, and Play”
I loved reading this post on Facebook. I went to high school at Friends Haviland Academy with your mom. I only was able to spend one year with her (our junior year) before her family moved to Oregon, but she became a forever friend. She is such a lovely woman as well as a fierce fighter!
Thanks so much for your comment, Linda! I love hearing from Mom’s friends. I really appreciate you reading and am so glad you enjoyed the post. And you are right. Mom is both so lovely and a very fierce fighter.
Three cheers for the power of play🎉🌈
And your Mom is my hero❤️🤗 and she’ll be in my thoughts with every new challenge I face.
Nice post Shelly and love the birdie drawing 😉
That is so sweet! Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Teri!
Your communication skills are superb, Shelly. I love reading your “stuff”. And what a wonderful tribute to your awesome Mom.
Love Aunt Lorraine
That is the sweetest, Aunt Lorraine! Thank you for that compliment, and I am so glad you enjoyed the post.
Your Mom is a wonderful lady and an inspiration. I did not feel like going for a walk because it is so windy, but you have both made me think I should do better.
Hey Friend: You should absolutely trust yourself and listen to your intuition. I think that the purpose of movement and play is to feel more powerful. Sometimes the best way to feel more powerful is to rest and stay indoors. I didn’t play at all today. I just rested, and I am so glad I did. There is never a “should” with play. There is only a “play when you’re ready”.