Monday, June 6, 2011

If I Had My Child To Raise Again

"If I had my child to raise over again
I'd build self-esteem first and the house later
I'd finger paint 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."
-Diane Loomans-
(taken from here)


  1. That one I really love. I can completely second every thing she said.

  2. I really loved this one. The thoughts rang sweet and true.
    Blessings to you!


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