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Friday, December 27, 2013

When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are going to take over my yard. My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing white fluff you can wish on.

When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I see a smelly, dirty person who probably wants money and I look away. My kids see someone smiling at them and they smile back.

When I hear music I love, I know I can't carry a tune and don't have much rhythm so I sit self-consciously and listen. My kids feel the beat and move to it. They sing out the words. If they don't know them, they make up their own.

When I feel wind on my face, I brace myself against it. I feel it messing up my hair and pulling me back when I walk. My kids close their eyes, spread their arms and fly with it, until they fall to the ground laughing.

When I pray, I say thee and thou and grant me this, give me that. My kids say, "Hi God! Thanks for my toys and my friends. Please keep the bad dreams away tonight. Sorry, I don't want to go to Heaven yet. I would miss my Mommy and Daddy."

When I see a mud puddle I step around it. I see muddy shoes and dirty carpets. My kids sit in it. They see dams to build, rivers to cross, and worms to play with.

I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn from? No wonder God loves the little children!!

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.


-- Author Unknown

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LADYWYNDY 1/2/2014 10:31AM

    So very true. I love a yard with dandelions, it looks so cheerful. My husband and I always argue about killing them. emoticon

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BAMAJAM 12/30/2013 2:16PM

  The delight of ordinary things in the eyes of children --- will always delight me too!
What a sweet blog!

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HEISTHEANSWER 12/30/2013 10:33AM

    So much to ponder. Thank you for sharing, Rhonda.

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DGFOWLER 12/28/2013 11:37AM

    To see the world through the eyes of a child what a glorious place it must be! ~ Donna

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SHELTIE2013 12/28/2013 3:17AM

    It is good to remember things like a child!

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PURPLEPEONY 12/27/2013 11:32PM

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    Lovely - I can see how great parents must feel to have that outlook/perspective around them. Thanks for sharing.

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JUST-ELIZ 12/27/2013 8:43PM

    I love this! :o) It reminds me of my 2 group home gals too. They have a child like attitude of love! emoticon

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DELLMEL 12/27/2013 8:40PM

  emoticon emoticon . Yes if we act like children we will be much happier and doing what is pleasing to god.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/27/2013 8:29PM

    Awwww, this is a precious reminder of how we need to be more childlike!

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