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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If A Child.....


IF A CHILD....

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame,
he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise,
he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,
he learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval,
he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
He learns to find love in the world.

--Dorothy Law Nolte--

17 comments:

  1. There is so much truth in this poem, a stunning share Barbara, we should never underestimate how true this is.

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  2. Lovely image to go with a great words. Thanks!

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  3. A great quote. Beautiful work, my friend.

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  4. That's a very beautiful image, and it goes very nicely with the poem.

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  5. Thanks bunches Dale and montucky! :)

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  6. Yes it is, Peggy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Oh my goodness! How absolutely adorable! You sure know how to frame to make your artful images pop!

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  8. Thank you Anna! I love creating frames, I have many different ones that I can make!

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  9. Looking deep into the sparkling eyes, you can hear the words spring forth from the thoughts of the old soul beginning it's journey within this infant, "If a child..." Image and poem work so well together. Great job Barbara.

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  10. Thank you Preston! I still say you should write poetry!

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  11. Thank you blueheronbobcat! (Whew what a user name! hahaha!)

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