Living an involuntary hermit's life. Working towards living a healthier, gluten-free, hopefully cancer free life with my 2 dogs, 3 chickens and loving family.

Living with intention

When stumbling through life isn't good enough anymore..... decide to be yourself and enjoy life, and pay attention to Gods gifts all around.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cotton Tails

I am downright stealing my friend from New Zealand Leanne's blog today. This is her blog if you want to check it out.    Cotton Tails  Different song, but same poem.  Oh the time to do it over and better is gone.  But this quote makes me stop and want to still be more attentive to my children, even though they are grown, and make sure I take the time for other family and friends.

If I had my child to raise all over again,
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.
Id 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 build self-esteem first, and the new house later.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I'd teach less about the love of power,
and more about the power of love.
~~Diane Loomans

I will do another post later today, but really just wanted to let this poem stand on it's own.


Kuusou said...

Nice poem - especially appreciated since my younger daughter just turned 10!

Anna said...

Thanks for your comment in my blog.You are so kind!A kiss from Italy,Anna