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How to Really Love A Child

March 17, 2007

Be There.

Say “yes” as often as possible.

Let them bang on pots and pans.

If they’re crabby, put them in water.

If they’re unlovable – love yourself.

If they’re not nice – YOU be nicer.

Realize how important it is to be a child.

Go to a drive-in theater in your pajamas

Read books out loud with joy.

Invent pleasures together.

Remember how really small they are.

Surprise them.

Say “no” when necessary.

Bake a cake and eat it with no hands.

Plan to build a rocket ship.

Imagine yourself magic.

Make lots of forts with blankets.

Let your angel fly.

Reveal your own dreams.

Search out the positive.

Keep the gleam in your eye.

Mail letters to God.

Encourage silly.

Plant licorice in your garden.

Stop yelling.

Express your love.


Speak kindly.

Paint their tennis shoes.

Handle with caring.


by Sark

God, please help me to remember, no matter how the day has gone, that our kids are miraculous, created in your image.  Please help me put aside all of my baggage and really love them… every day.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Noni permalink
    March 19, 2007 5:12 pm

    They are each a God-given miracle and deserve our best!

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