Sunday, August 12, 2012

Kindness, Love and Encouragment

Do you realize how important it is to provide inspiration and positive messages for children? During their formative young years, they absorb such a vast amount of information. It makes such a difference in the characters they develop, their personalities and self confidence if they receive encouragement and are taught to respect and be kind to others.

"Today is a gift, that's why we call it the present." We each could learn to do a better job of making the most of each day in a positive way, spending time with loved ones and showing our love and appreciation for them in our lives.

Anything we do
Or whatever we may say
May touch others too
And affect them in some way.
When we are feeling sad
And our words are rather cross,
They may make someone mad
And leave them at a loss.

To bring some peace of mind
And show how much you care,
Add a little sunshine
That you each can share.
With a kind and gentle word
And with love and joy to give,
You can help to make this world
A better place in which to live.

© Connie Arnold