Things I Love

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.  ~ Stacia Tauscher

You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have, for instance.  ~ Franklin P. Jones

A new attitude invariably creates a new result.

Kids Hear Don’ts….Teach Do’s

In a dark moment I ask, “How can anyone bring a child into this world?”  And the answer rings clear, “Because there is no other world, and because the child has no other way into it.”  ~ Robert Brault

I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.  ~ Liz Armbruster

Listening does not mean waiting for your turn to talk.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Winners look for ways things can be done…
Losers look for reasons they can’t.

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often.

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.  ~ Harold Hulbert

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.  ~ William Stafford

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.  ~ Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood (introduction), 1982

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.  ~Rabindranath Tagore

Don’t explain. Don’t Complain.

Listening does not mean waiting for your turn to talk.

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing.  What!  Is it nothing to be happy?  Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long?  Never in his life will he be so busy again.  ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

Children are unpredictable.  You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next. ~ Franklin P. Jones

I am fond of children – except boys.  ~ Lewis Carroll

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children seldom misquote.  In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said. 

In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children.  ~Robert Benchley

 What is a home without children?  Quiet.  ~ Henny Youngman

A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.  ~Robert Brault

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.  ~ Phyllis Diller

Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.  ~Robert Gallagher

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.  ~Frank A. Clark

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.  ~Walt Streightiff

The purpose of life is to discover your gift.

Courage: Sometimes to stay the course, you have to make some waves.

The place you are in needs you today.

Do your best. Think the best….and let go.

Winners look for ways things can be done. Losers look for reasons they can’t.

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

Well done is better than well said.

People don’t care how much you know…until they know how much you care.

Never point a finger at someone unless it’s part of a helping hand.

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2 Responses to “Things I Love”

  1. Erika October 16, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    These are GREAT! One of my favorite quotes regarding children is as follows; “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about” – Angela Schwindt

    • Rebecca September 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

      “Don’t just wait your turn to talk, really listen!” I say this to my team almost every day in team circle. I give them a topic, and we go around the circle and take turns sharing our thoughts! I always give them a couple minutes to “Think” about what they are going to say, so they are actually “Listening” when others talk! Learned this one many years ago at C!M at Camp Nahelu! HAHA! Everything comes full circle!

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