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CHILDREN AND ELDERS

 

In the circle of life it is vital we peacefully co-exist…which means our children and our elders should never be dismissed.

 

Children, who are at the beginning of life, and elders, who are nearing the end are equally important and come with their own dividends.

 

Our children remind us there is wonder and hope…around every corner…around every turn…while our elders have already experienced so much of what we are waiting to learn.

 

Why should we listen to our children and our elders?

Because...not only is it important to our growth…

but there comes a point in our circle of life…

when we will have been both.

 

 

NOTE TO CHILDREN

From the time you were a baby many nights after reading you a book and planting a kiss upon your head…after making sure there were no monsters lurking neath your bed.

 

After praying to the heavens how safe your soul should be kept…your mom and I loved standing by your bed and watching…as you slept.

 

Do not be alarmed it’s not as crazy as is seems…for parents often cherish every moment they are blessed to watch their children dream.

 

You see…while you are dreaming of soaring through the sky or sailing the ocean blue…or whatever you might be dreaming of…we are dreaming too.

 

Our dream is that your life will be like a fairy tale…with a happy ending just for you.

Our dream is that the dreams you dream will…all…one day…come true.

 

We whisper to you if one dream fails…we will be there with a smile and ice cream…to soothe your heart while encouraging you…to pick another dream.

 

And another…and another if you must…because in this world dreams are teeming…and while we watch you sleep we hope you never will stop dreaming.

 

We stopped watching you sleep long ago as the older and older you grew…but we never have…and never will…stop wishing for your dreams to come true…

 

You see wishing the best for their children…wishing all their dreams come true…wishing for their happiness…is just what parents do.

 

And no matter how old you get in life…if you ever need a bridge 

from your dreams to our dreams remember…

there’s always ice cream in our fridge.

 
 
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A MASTERPIECE IN THE MAKING

 

Yesterday I was surprised, I was amazed…I was elated

to have the privilege of watching a masterpiece of art being created.

 

I sat next to the artist…and again I was in awe

as he put his pencil to his paper…and he began to draw.

 

And I began to smile…then I began to stare

for never have I seen a pencil move so fast..

with so much grace…

and so much flair.

 

He told me what he was drawing…was it a fire engine…or a bird

but the artist is just learning my language…and I didn’t understand a word.

 

His inspiration ended quickly…as inspirations sometimes do…

His masterpiece completed…

in a minute…

maybe two.

 

And again I was surprised and amazed at his generosity

for without a thought about it…he gave his masterpiece to me.

 

As he ran out of the room…this thought occurred to me…

When he does become a famous artist I can say…

I knew him when we was three.



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THE BOX

When one gives a gift to a child there’s often a confusing paradox...

as the gift is quickly set aside while the child plays in the box.

 

For children see with their imagination all the journeys to be amassed

In a box that holds not only a present...but trips to the future...and the past

 

Children know a box can be anything...according to their mood...

A mansion high upon a hill...a fortress of solitude.

 

A box can be a spaceship...on a mission to the moon

or a stagecoach drawn by horses....arriving at high noon.

 

A box can be a cave from a time when dinosaurs roamed the land.

or a castle protected from dragons by knights both brave and grand.

 

A box can be a schooner battling monsters out at sea...

Anything a child envisions...is what a box can be.

 

So the next time you give a gift to a child...savor the paradox…

knowing they will find joy in the gift you’re giving…

as well as magic in the box.




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AS IF WE WERE ALL THE SAME

I wish, while getting older, as adults we could devise...

a way to grow up and mature…but keep our child eyes.

 

For children do not see differences in our color, sex or name...

They hold hands and talk to everyone…

as if we we’re all the same.

 

Children welcome all visitors who enters through their door.

Theirs is a world of peace and love…They do not think of war.

 

I have no proof it would be different

but I do love to surmise...

what our world would look like today

if we had kept our child eyes?

 

Would we welcome all visitors who enter through our door?

Would ours be a world of peace…would we never think of war?

 

Would we not see differences in our colors, sex or names

Would we hold hands and talk to everyone…

as if we were all the same?


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WHERE HAVE THEY GONE?

When we watch children playing

unaware of politics, 

religion…

or race

we watch how they laugh

how they share

how they hold hands

no matter what color the face.

 

Then we watch how adults rule the world

causing bloodshed

and havoc

and woe

and we can’t help but wonder

we can’t help but ask…

where did those children go?

 

Those children who cared for one another

who picked each other up when they were low

who knew of only one race…the human race…

Where did those children go?


 

And today, as we watch the actions of these adults

and see the traits of children they now lack

not only do we wonder where the children have gone…

but we pray…

oh…how we pray

they will come back.



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PLANTING

Have you ever noticed when we plant a flower

we never really know

the exact moment it will see the light

the exact moment it begins to grow.

 

It matters not how much knowledge we have

it is not within our power

to know the exact moment it is ready

the exact moment it will flower

 

We know if we give it our love and care

eventually it should grow

but as to the exact moment it will blossom

well this…we never know

 

So once we plant the seed

and give it our all…

and give it our best

it’s time to sit back, 

relax 

and let nature do the rest.

 

If we’re blessed there will come a time…

we happily assume

when we walk into our garden

We’ll be greeted by a bloom.

 

I wonder if we can learn form this

learn from the flower seeds we’re sowing…

and apply this knowledge to our own lives

 

and the children we are growing.


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WE DO IT FOR OUR CHILDREN

6 of our children have now died from vaping!

We wonder how this can be true…

so quickly as a country…we know what we must do…

 

We don’t care about the reason.

We don’t want to listen to the excuse.

We begin almost immediately…

to ban e-cigarette use.

 

When lawn darts first hit the market

families thought this toy was great

until so many children got hurt…

they were banned in ’88.

 

We ban cribs when they aren’t safe

as well as car seats too.

when something can hurt our children…

that’s just what we do!

 

Our country acts so quickly!

Our decisions are quite brisk…

when we see our children hurting

when our children are at risk!

 

Yes, we are quick to ban a danger

that may send our children to heaven…

except, of course, if that danger

 

is an AK 47.


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What is Really Happening with Best Walkers for Babies

 

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