How is it that children are so naive, innocent and vulnerable but can teach you so much? My kids at work have taught me an unbelievable amount if wisdom. They have taught me how to live in the moment and to be happy in the moment I'm in. They have taught me not to make judgments. They have taught me that if you fall, cry for a little bit and then get up and run. They have taught me to check my attitude. If i come into work and my attitude isn't the best it can be I am always comforted by a precious smile of a little child and i am easily convinced to step out of my world and into theirs. They have taught me to believe, because they believe, they imagine, and in a child's world, nothing is impossible. The ability to believe develops faith.
"What a great gift-- to be able to hold on to this childlike quality, for the ability to believe is a characteristic shared by many artists. Many adults lose the ability to believe; they only see things as they are, not as they could be. It is a great gift to be able to imagine and dream. The ability to believe also leads to the development of faith. Without believing in something you cannot have faith in anything. Without faith there is no hope. Children remind us about the importance of believing.Every day we teach our children something or other. Take time to observe children; what can we learn from them?" -Julie A. Johnson
Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
These are just a few precious precious gifts i have received from the children in my life. I am truly blessed.
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish."—Matthew 18:1-6, 10-14