Monday, May 26, 2008

Something that lives on my fridge...

If I had my child to raise all over again,

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 build self-esteem first, and the new house later.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I’d teach less about the love of power, and more about the power of love.

2 comments:

RunninL8 said...

knot in my throat..can't breath..

THANK YOU so much for that. It's going on my fridge NOW.

Or maybe I'll tatoo it on my arm.

OhmMama said...

I would love to have this tattooed onto the backs of my eyelids, so I can remind myself every time I should all over myself and my babies...'just let it go and love 'em'

Just discovered your blog....what a breathtaking and inspiring, whimsy, wonderful mirroring life!

Pleased to have wandered over into your wonderblog.

K