friday {this moment}

Posted on June 15th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

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 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 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.

-Diane Loomans

2 Responses to “friday {this moment}”

  1. Life with Kaishon says on :

    This is absolutely brilliant advice! : )

  2. Melissa says on :

    Popping over from SouleMama….I LOVE that bit of wisdom. Thank you for reminding me šŸ˜‰ Have a lovely weekend!

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