Yesterday I was surprised, I was amazed…I was elated

to have the privilege of watching a masterpiece of art being created.


I sat next to the artist…and again I was in awe

as he put his pencil to his paper…and he began to draw.


And I began to smile…then I began to stare

for never have I seen a pencil move so fast..

with so much grace…

and so much flair.


He told me what he was drawing…was it a fire engine…or a bird

but the artist is just learning my language…and I didn’t understand a word.


His inspiration ended quickly…as inspirations sometimes do…

His masterpiece completed…

in a minute…

maybe two.


And again I was surprised and amazed at his generosity

for without a thought about it…he gave his masterpiece to me.


As he ran out of the room…this thought occurred to me…

When he does become a famous artist I can say…

I knew him when we was three.

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When one gives a gift to a child there’s often a confusing paradox...

as the gift is quickly set aside while the child plays in the box.


For children see with their imagination all the journeys to be amassed

In a box that holds not only a present...but trips to the future...and the past


Children know a box can be anything...according to their mood...

A mansion high upon a hill...a fortress of solitude.


A box can be a spaceship...on a mission to the moon

or a stagecoach drawn by horses....arriving at high noon.


A box can be a cave from a time when dinosaurs roamed the land.

or a castle protected from dragons by knights both brave and grand.


A box can be a schooner battling monsters out at sea...

Anything a child envisions...is what a box can be.


So the next time you give a gift to a child...savor the paradox…

knowing they will find joy in the gift you’re giving…

as well as magic in the box.

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I wish, while getting older, as adults we could devise...

a way to grow up and mature…but keep our child eyes.


For children do not see differences in our color, sex or name...

They hold hands and talk to everyone…

as if we we’re all the same.


Children welcome all visitors who enters through their door.

Theirs is a world of peace and love…They do not think of war.


I have no proof it would be different

but I do love to surmise...

what our world would look like today

if we had kept our child eyes?


Would we welcome all visitors who enter through our door?

Would ours be a world of peace…would we never think of war?


Would we not see differences in our colors, sex or names

Would we hold hands and talk to everyone…

as if we were all the same?

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When we watch children playing

unaware of politics, 


or race

we watch how they laugh

how they share

how they hold hands

no matter what color the face.


Then we watch how adults rule the world

causing bloodshed

and havoc

and woe

and we can’t help but wonder

we can’t help but ask…

where did those children go?


Those children who cared for one another

who picked each other up when they were low

who knew of only one race…the human race…

Where did those children go?


And today, as we watch the actions of these adults

and see the traits of children they now lack

not only do we wonder where the children have gone…

but we pray…

oh…how we pray

they will come back.

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Have you ever noticed when we plant a flower

we never really know

the exact moment it will see the light

the exact moment it begins to grow.


It matters not how much knowledge we have

it is not within our power

to know the exact moment it is ready

the exact moment it will flower


We know if we give it our love and care

eventually it should grow

but as to the exact moment it will blossom

well this…we never know


So once we plant the seed

and give it our all…

and give it our best

it’s time to sit back, 


and let nature do the rest.


If we’re blessed there will come a time…

we happily assume

when we walk into our garden

We’ll be greeted by a bloom.


I wonder if we can learn form this

learn from the flower seeds we’re sowing…

and apply this knowledge to our own lives


and the children we are growing.

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6 of our children have now died from vaping!

We wonder how this can be true…

so quickly as a country…we know what we must do…


We don’t care about the reason.

We don’t want to listen to the excuse.

We begin almost immediately…

to ban e-cigarette use.


When lawn darts first hit the market

families thought this toy was great

until so many children got hurt…

they were banned in ’88.


We ban cribs when they aren’t safe

as well as car seats too.

when something can hurt our children…

that’s just what we do!


Our country acts so quickly!

Our decisions are quite brisk…

when we see our children hurting

when our children are at risk!


Yes, we are quick to ban a danger

that may send our children to heaven…

except, of course, if that danger


is an AK 47.

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What is Really Happening with Best Walkers for Babies


Within a couple of years, people began to understand that baby walkers weren't safe. Baby walkers are such an enjoyable and exciting means to continue to keep your baby entertained! Greatest baby walkers are simple to use with all the essential aspects for the pleasure of your son or daughter. Finest baby walker for carpet needs to be chosen if your house has carpeting.

Pros and Cons of Using Baby Walkers

In earlier times walkers were rather popular as a means to continue to keep your infant stationery when permitting them to walk around prior to them having the capacity to walk. They may not help a child walk sooner, but it will start building neural pathways in that direction. The top-rated baby walkers featured here are all excellent examples of the sort of baby walker you wish to have for your little one.

Whether or not your infant remains in 1 area or walks around your house, they will constantly be learning on their environment. Sooner or later between age 6 months and a calendar year, your infant begins revealing her or his interest in getting up on their own feet and walk. If your infant is at least 6 months old you ought to be thinking about buying a baby walker to aid your baby to take his or her very first actions in life. Since all babies are different a frequent slab might be a small misleading. Your infant will have the ability to learn about the ABCs, colors, numbers, and a range of phrases in many languages with the Chicco Walky Talky Baby Walker. Another thing to consider is whether you would like your baby to be confined within a sitting walker or have the capacity to stand behind and push since they are starting to take their initial actions. It is really hard to find baby walkers which would be perfect in all aspects but there are lots of websites where you can see useful pieces of advice for choosing it, for example this - best walkers for babies.

Baby walkers are an excellent choice for parents who are trying to find a means to encourage independence in infants that can sit independently. The absolute most fundamental elements of a baby walker that moms and dads will need to have a look at are the numerous security functions. Baby walkers are an enjoyable way for toddlers to learn to walk. Picking the very best baby walker is never ever straightforward. You want to have the best walker for baby which provides total security.

What to Expect From Baby Walkers?

Alongside their safety concerns, another knock on walkers is they may delay your child's development. It's important to not forget that baby walkers aren't intended to teach your baby to walk. Always make certain you're not letting your kid go a very long way if he or she's using the baby walker. One of the chief reasons baby walkers have the capacity to be this risk is that mobility can be a bit too great.

Baby walkers might prove to be dangerous in the event the youngster is left in it unsupervised and space isn't optimized for walker usage. They are still popular places to put the baby so they can play and be upright before they are walking. The ideal baby walker is going to be one which meets the requirements of your growing child. Very best baby walkers that don't have toys connected also enable your child to gain from anything they see, hear, and feel.

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One day I ran to Grandpa…And I looked into his ear.

“Mommy says you’re pretty smart….Do you keep your brains in here?”


It’s too dark in here. I can’t see a thing…I don’t know what to do.

Grandpa is there any way…I’ll ever be as smart as you?”


Grandpa sat me on his lap…he gave my hand a squeeze.

“The wisdom you are seeking can be found in all of these.”


He pointed to his bookshelf and said, “Sally..take a look.”

“All my wisdom…everything I know…I learned from children’s books.”


By listening to or reading the words or inspecting the pictures drawn

Oh...the wondrous things I’ve seen…Oh…the places I have gone.  


I’ve been to worlds where strange things happen.

I’ve seen animals dance and sing.

I’ve known fairies and dragons and pirates…and Princesses and Kings.


I’ve been to Africa with a curious monkey

on a bear hunt under the pines 

rescued from a well in China 

and to France with Madeline 


Along the way, everywhere I went my imagination has been churned

And I’ll be glad to share with you…some…of the things I’ve learned:


It seems I’ve learned so many things I was not taught in school

Like what happens when my teacher’s missing…and how Wimpy kids are cool. 


I’ve learned about the weather from Freddy, he’s a frog.  

I’ve seen a cold and snowy day…I’ve seen it raining cat’s and dogs


I learned some girls like to be fancy, that there’s an alphabets in my soup 

I learned it’s okay to wear the color pink…and that everybody poops. 


I learned about dragons, they love tacos, 

I visited the Wild Things land

I learned that when I’m nervous or scared I have my kissing hand. 


I learned the beauty of inventing words…like this one...maple surple

I watched as a boy named Harold drew the moon…I learned nothing rhymes with purple.


Dr. Seuss taught me colors and counting…I played a game with his Cat in the Hat 

his Lorax taught me ecology…Now what do you think about that?


I’ve learned meatballs can fall from the sky…and when you’re in a jam

What’s the best thing you can give yourself…of course...green eggs and ham.


Amelia Bedelia taught me how to think…she takes things so literally.

I’ve learned of joy and tenderness…under the Giving Tree. 


I learned to watch the world around me from a poky little pup 

while a little engine and a steam shovel…taught me never to give up.


I’ve learned that love and tolerance are what matters in the end.

I’ve learned a lion and a mouse or a spider and a pig can be the best of friends.


I’ve learned an express train takes you to Santa…that a reindeer’s nose can glow. 

I’ve learned a snowman can come alive…and a Grinch’s heart can grow 


I’ve learned not to give a mouse a cookie…it causes too much of a fuss

I’ve learned that cows can type, bears like honey and not to let pigeons drive the bus.


I’ve learned gentleness from a bull…integrity from a bat 

I’ve learned how one bear can be big and brown…while another wears a hat. 


I’ve learned fish can come in rainbow colors…that a wolf can huff and puff 

I’ve learned a caterpillar can be hungry…and billy goats are gruff. 


I’ve learned to wake up in the morning with a smile…I’ve learned to sing a happy tune

I’ve learned to think of others...to be nice…and say good night to the moon. 


As I grew up it didn’t stop…how my learning did expand

as I followed a rabbit down a hole…and flew to Neverland. 


I learned about life on the Mississippi…watching a young boy and Indian flee

I learned about kindred spirits in a town called Avonlea.  


I learned from wizards, witches and Hobbits…from creatures big and small

that goodness wins out in the end…and there’s magic in us all.


“I could go on and on.” Grandpa said but to one thought I must return

of all the things I know...I know there’s always more to learn.


And if you spend a little time reading before long this I know

Oh the things that you will learn…Oh the places you will go.



Then Grandpa sat me at my desk…and he gave my head a kiss

He patted me on my shoulder…and then he told me this....


If you’re seeking wisdom, Sally you don’t have far to look


Everything you need to know…can be found in children’s books.

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She wished that she could be a star...

but her wish was over soon

“Why be a star?” She wondered.

“When she could be the moon?”


But the moon spends all her time in darkness

that wouldn’t be very much fun

so she no longer wanted to be the moon

she’d rather be the sun!


But the sun is bright and hot all the time...

with no air conditioning…so she vowed,

she no longer wanted to be the sun

she would rather be a cloud.


But clouds do not control their flight

as they soar across the sky

then she wondered to herself,

if that’s the reason why clouds cry...


As she stood their wishing she could be

the wind, the flowers or the sea

she thought to herself…how none of these

could ever wish that they were me.


She concluded she must be pretty special,

to be able to dream the way she does

so she made one final wish that night


to be exactly who she was.

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