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The Magic of Being-Helping Children To Be Happy With Who They Are

Updated on September 19, 2015

Dedicated to All the Children of the World

This hub is dedicated to all the children of the world. I would like these poems and images to celebrate the precious gift of life that they have been given to discover and learn new things every day about the wonders of our natural world and to help awaken the sense of magic in themselves to realize their dreams.

Every child is unique and very special and I sincerely hope that this hub will impress upon us as parents, teachers, and all who come into contact with our children that we can impact their lives in a most significant way. By providing a supportive environment which encourages feelings of self-worth, we can help our children gain the confidence they need to fulfill their unique potential, give their lives meaning and purpose, and by so doing affect the lives of others in a positive way too. If we give our children the emotional support they need to believe in themselves, they would lead happier, more productive lives and our world would become a more caring and loving place for all.

Copyright - Marie Lawrence
Copyright - Marie Lawrence

The Magic of Being Poem


Feel the magic of the moment

up a hill as you race...

the wind blowing against your face

stand on your toes,

reach so high

with your fingertips

touch the sky.


As you lie on the grass,

the shapes in the clouds as you gaze

can simply amaze;

now you see a dragon

riding in a wagon,

or a seal juggling a ball

turning suddenly into a giant... so tall.


On a crisp autumn day

feel the sun as it gently warms

your hands, face, and feet;

above do you see

the golds, reds and yellows in the trees?


Feel how soft is a puppy's fur,

listen to a cat's melodious purr...

look deep and you'll see the love in your dog's eyes,

up to see a hawk gliding effortlessly across the sky...


Imagine dancing on a flower,

looking down from the Eiffel Tower

traveling to a star...

from deep in the ocean to the farthest corner of space

the universe is such an extraordinary place!


Walk in a forest,

and marvel at the greatness of a tree;

look up into its canopy

at the light rays streaming

through its leaves.


Listen to a bird as it sings

and help one if it has a broken wing...

be in touch with your heart

for it can lead us to do noble things.


Live by the creed

to help those in need...

as it can indeed transform;

it is like a sort of magic

that no one else can perform

what only you can do;


Your life is important you see-

as your choices affect both you and me,

and all living beings

that unite us in common destiny.


Look up at the night sky,

how bright are the stars

and yet how far,

then make a wish

for it might come true...

but only if you do!


Contemplate the beauty of a sunset-

a musical tune that you can play,

listen to what a poem has to say...

admire the symmetry of a rose,

or the intricate pattern of a snowflake

as it tingles on the tip of your nose.


Never take a minute for granted

for all the wonderful things you can do...

the beauty that is all around,

the splendor that is waiting to be discovered by you.

-Marie Lawrence


My Beautiful Daughter With Our Rescued Puppy

This is Mandy a little puppy that my family adopted from a shelter for Christmas. She was my best friend for 14 yrs. until she died of old age. She taught me all about the magic of loving a pet!
This is Mandy a little puppy that my family adopted from a shelter for Christmas. She was my best friend for 14 yrs. until she died of old age. She taught me all about the magic of loving a pet!

About Me


Some people say I have brown hair

others say it is blond...

I love to run;

pretend that I can be anyone,

as I daydream under the shade of an apple tree

in the long lazy days of the summer sun.


My passions are music, books, and animals.

Quite a peculiar mixture,

I'm sure you'll agree

but that's just fine with me.


I have so many goals,

who knows where I'll go...

I'd prefer to be a marine biologist

or may be a musical zoologist?


I love good times, family, and friends.

I have my ups and downs...

but mostly I just try to stay cool

with my feet firmly planted on the ground,

and my dreams in stereophonic sound!

-Marie Lawrence


A Heart So Pure

My dear pet
your noble face reflects
a trusting soul,
a devout heart-
to live simply to be loved,
and love in return.

There is truth
in your simplicity,
virtue in your
loyalty,
and wisdom in
your humility.

And there is beauty in
a heart so pure.

-Marie Lawrence

"A Heart So Pure" Dedicated to the Life of Earnest

This poem is dedicated to my wonderful little terrier mix that I adopted from a local animal shelter.  This is Ernest at 16 wks. He is now 5 years old, and will always be my little guardian angel and a source of inspiration for my writing.
This poem is dedicated to my wonderful little terrier mix that I adopted from a local animal shelter. This is Ernest at 16 wks. He is now 5 years old, and will always be my little guardian angel and a source of inspiration for my writing.

Happiness is Looking at the Stars in the Sky

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      Marie Lawrence 

      3 years ago from New Hampshire

      Thank you for this lovely comment Kenneth. I am deeply touched and honored by your words for my writing. I enjoyed doing this hub and my message is to convey to all children that each life is very special and can enrich our world with its unique contributions. I’m also deeply complimented that such a fine writer as yourself enjoyed this hub.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Marie,

      This is simply an amazing piece of writing. I can tell every word is from your soul. Fantastic wording in the poems. Voted up and away. Keep up the great work.

      Your profile page does not have a Fan Mail button, so I am leaving my Thank You note for following me here for you to read and thanks again.

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      I want to take this moment to say "thank you," for becoming one of my valued-followers. This was a very humble gesture that I will never forget.

      Actually, and truthfully, my followers are THE reason that I do my best to provide hubs that are not just interesting, but a little on the comical side to take the readers' minds off of their troubles only if for a moment.

      Thank you once again and anytime you want to write me with hub ideas, comments, or suggestions on how I can produce a better hub, just send me an email.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth Avery

      Your Friend for Life

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      SolveMyMaze 

      3 years ago

      Excellent hub. I fully agree that supporting a child fully is not only extremely important in their development, but it can also be highly rewarding to see them reach their goals.

      Of course, the inclusion of pets, such as Ernest can help children feel more at ease when they have a loveable companion and this can also help them feel motivated to be the person they want to be.

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      Barbara Anderson 

      9 years ago

      I really love this hub! Very touching and sweet.

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      Michael Worth 

      9 years ago

      I really love your hub that gives children a sense of their own self-worth; that each life is special and has meaning as it can affect the lives of many others. Your poems and their imagery evoke a sense of the magic and joy of childhood and the amazing belief that children have that they can grow up to be anything they want to be. As parents your wonderful hub serves as a reminder to us how important it is to raise our children in a supportive environment so they will continue to have this belief in themselves which will enable them to develop their unique gifts, and find their true path in life.

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