Many years ago when my children were small, I found this little treatise on parenting. I wanted to save it and keep it somewhere I could see it as a reminder. The craft of decoupage was popular then, so it ended up on a piece of wood.
That piece of wood with the message is gone. But I made sure to copy and save in electronic form what you see below.
I know I didn’t parent perfectly then and I struggle even now as a mom to grown children. There’s always going to be some baggage, I suppose. I carried some of my own.
But surely, one can hope.
“Children Learn What They Live”
When children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
When children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
When children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.
When children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
When children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
When children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
When children live with security, they learn to have faith.
When children live with fairness, they learn justice.
When children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
When children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
When children live with acceptance and friendship, they learn to find love in the world.
Be a blessing to someone today.
I would like to invite you to take part in my new challenge… Happiness – 101 Simple Things Challenge
I simply love your blog and would love it if you could take part. Thanks, Happy Friday!
Here’s the URL for my post taking part in the Happiness 101 challenge.
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Awesome! I can’t wait to check it out 🙂
Thanks for those nice words. I will most likely write a list. I actually started one similar to yours many years ago. I may not tag anyone, but look for “101 Things That Make Me Happy.”