Saturday, February 2, 2008

Something To Ponder

Today I found myself doing a lot of pushing and prodding, fussing and fretting, and looking at the clock a lot. Then I read this poem and it made me feel sad. It also made me rethink my ways and ask God for grace to change. I wanted to share this with all the moms who read my blog.

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 fingers 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.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Thanks so much... I needed to read that reminder!