You know when Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, he said something like, 'One small step for a man, one giant step for mankind'? There seems to be some doubt about the exact wording, but that was the gist.
Thinking about the surface of the moon and the surface of the Earth, I'm sure we'd all rather be on the Earth. Soft, sandy beaches, green spongy grass, sparkling cool streams, warm fluffy carpets, so many places to wriggle your toes and feel a connection with the Earth's comforting pull.
Babies love their toes, wriggling them, putting them in their mouths, having them counted and kissed, oh those precious little feet, brand new and perfect, unused and unblemished. Then when babies take their first steps they are greeted with applause and ecstatic cries from all who witness them.
The baby has become a toddler.
Thinking about all those lovely toddlers the world over, about to start on their journey through life, may they find smooth terrain, calm waters, gentle slopes, kind companions, hands to hold, nice friends, welcoming places, shelter and strength.