Thought For The Day

Saturday, April 24, 2010

If I had my child to raise all 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'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.
~Diane Loomans, from "If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again"

Annesphamily said...

This is so beautiful! I am so glad you shared with us! It is so thoughtful and something we all need to think about more often! Hugs Anne

More Than Words said...

I love that!! Gosh, it's so true!

And I love your daughters dress! So pretty!


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