Saturday, April 10, 2010

I am getting this chance......

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.

It has occured to me that I am getting the chance to "raise my children again" through
my grandkids. So I need to read this more often and make it my mantra.
I need to pick my battles and chose what is important.
I need to look for the oak tree!


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