Perhaps more than anything else,Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymesare symbols of our childhood.Isn’t it amazing how they stay with us.We never forget the rhythms, the rhymes,the vivid images of the poems and stories.Researchers tell us that they instill a love ofreading, improve vocabulary, develop theimagination, increase intelligence,and strengthen moral teachings.They portray exaggerated versions of the struggle between right and wrong.They teach critical thinking skillsand the power of consequence.Oh, the beautiful sleepy-time lullaby of rock-a-bye baby,the fun of hey diddle, diddle,the mystery of little Jack Horner,the adventures of Aladdin and his lamp,the hilarity of the emperor’s new clothes,the lessons of the … Continue reading HOW FAIRY TALES AND NURSERY RHYMES BENEFITTED YOU
LIFEYou have been given the gift of LIFE.Open this gift each morning as you awaken andcelebrate it. Give thanks to be blessed with another day.Then consider what gift you can give LIFE.TIMEYou have been given the gift of TIME.Your journey thus far has molded you for good.Go and give of your TIME as a gift to others.No gift is more expensive than your TIME — it’s priceless.Each inch of your TIME is a gift of gold — it’s precious.But your gift of TIME has a time limit — waste not.CREATIVITYYou have been given the gift of CREATIVITY.It comes from being … Continue reading YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN 4 PRICELESS GIFTS
When you were youngthe CHILD that you werewas ALIVE withimagination, fantasy, hopes, dreams,playfulness, wonder, optimism, curiousity,whimsy, lightheartedness, idealism.So ALIVE with fun and energy,and so much more.Do you remember?And now the questions is:What happened to that child?Most people believe theyleft that child in childhood,that it’s long gone.Well, guess what.That fun-loving childis still WITHIN you.It’s waiting for you to encourage itto re-surface.It’s waiting for youto give it LIFE once again,give it freedom to come ALIVE.It’s totally up to you.You have the power to do it .SO, May this daybe the first day of NEW LIFEfor the CHILD WITHIN YOU.It’s NEVER too late to do … Continue reading REVIVE THE LITTLE CHILD THAT’S STILL INSIDE YOU
Late at night I hear the trains In the distance. The soft rhythmic sounds Of the clickety clacks On the tracks And the nostalgic whistles At the cross sections Make me wonder Where the train is going Places unknown to me But make me dream About all the places I want to go Things I want to do Will I have time Perhaps Perhaps only In my dreams. Continue reading O THE PLACES THE TRAINS GO
Each new day you have the opportunity to turn the page in your Book of Life and continue writing your story. You are the author and the page is blank. It’s up to you what you write. But whatever you do, make sure you TURN THE PAGE and WRITE. Don’t leave the page blank. It’s YOUR life Make it an adventure. Use your imagination. Be creative. Write with lots of joy. And remember, It’s up to you what you write. Continue reading TURN THE PAGE IN YOUR BOOK OF LIFE AND WRITE
LIE IN THE GRASS. Watch the clouds. CLIMB TREES. Run through puddles. MAKE MUD PIES. Fly a kite. BUILD A FORT Play hide ‘n seek. CATCH FIREFLIES. PRETEND IMAGINE DREAM. Oh, those wonderful childhood moments. Where did they go? Are they still inside us? I hope so. Perhaps….PERHAPS It’s time to dust them off and RECAPTURE THE MAGIC OF IT ALL. Before……BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. Continue reading CAN WE RECAPTURE OUR SPECIAL CHILDHOOD MOMENTS?
A WISE PERSON ONCE SAID TO ME, ”My friend, within you, and within all human beings, are FOUR important gifts: A CREATIVE IMAGINATION that has no limits and allows you to dream dreams as high as the sky and as wide and deep as the ocean; A CONSCIENCE to guide you in all of your decisions and actions; STRENGTH to carry you through all the storms and hurdles in life; POWER to choose what is best for you, to change and grow as a person, to be happy and fulfilled. Think deeply about what I have said to you. GO … Continue reading FOUR THINGS A WISE PERSON SAID TO ME