Saturday, November 8, 2008

How easy it is...

Amidst the chaos of this world, there are children surrounding us who genuinely just want to enjoy growing up. Amidst the chaos of this world, it's easy for us, as adults, to forget what that carefree time in life felt like. If you take the time to think back, I'm certain most of you will find some of the best days of your life.

Our children are pieces of us. They develop certain mannerisms that we have, say things that we say, do things that we do. Cue the old phrase, "Monkey see, Monkey do." How you live your life now does affect your children. If you let stress conquer you, your kids will feel it. They are such smart creatures. They deserve to have a happy childhood. They deserve to enjoy every minute of it. Don't rob them of that by letting your own unhappiness, your own struggles in life transform you into an unhappy person. Delight yourself with the small things in life. Look around you, your kids bright smiley faces are the only source of happiness that you will ever really need.

When I look at my daughter I see myself...only better.
-- Author Unknown

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.
-- Anonymous