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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Some Days I Need This

There are many days I need to read this ...

If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again
by Diane Loomans

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self esteem first, and the house later.
I'd fingerpaint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I'd model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this
Kelly

lovemy3 said...

I know I need this reminder more often...thanks!

Bea, OT said...

This is perfect! I loooove it!

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

Love this :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

love this!! and you know every day is a new day and a start over love mom. and boy oh boy I have often said "if I could start over" love mom

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Yes ma'am ... take it from me a experienced mom of three. Time goes by fast ... things can wait ... but children can not. Time takes hold and before you know it they are grown.
Blessings,
Bren

Astra said...

Perfect! Thank you! I needed it this morning!

Becca said...

A wonderful, wonderful reminder.