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A Child's Poem- Did You Shine Today?
Being a Parent is Not About the Parent-It is About the Children
A Child's Poem-To Teach Positive Attitude and a Giving Approach to Life
Were you the Sun today?
Did you put to sleep the darkness?
Did you scare away the Boogie Man?
And Monsters that hide under the bed,
And shine for all to see?
Were you the light that filled the empty rooms?
Did you shine through the clouds in the afternoon?
Did you give your dog a shadow to chase?
Did you light up the day and never hesitate?
And shine for all to see?
Were you the happiness that kept away the rain?
Did you shine down on the park, while children play?
Were you able to sing on the merry go round?
Did the happy children make happy sounds?
Did you shine for all to see?
Did you show the flowers how to grow wild?
Was there laughter heard from a little child?
One thing is for sure, I must tell you something,
You’re always my Sun,
Who makes the darkness run,
And you always shine for me.
Parents that love their children...
Being someone's light, doesn’t mean that you are always deemed the winner. Many parents forget to tell and teach their children that they don’t have to win every race, do be great. If parents could teach their children how to view themselves, then the world would be viewed as having more opportunity. Unfortunately many parents don’t think about what they say or what they do and the way that their children absorb their rotten vulgar attitudes. They teach their children without ever knowing, that it is all about what you can earn and do for yourself, even at the expense of others. So children lie, they cheat, they steal, to get ahead. They pick on other children, and diminish their own views of their worth and capabilities. It is important to teach our children compassion and understanding-if we don’t, how will they ever learn it?
Parents should ask themselves- Did I shine today? Did I make someone's life brighter rather than darker? Did I help guide someone down a path by being the light at the end of the tunnel? Or did I spend my time-stepping on heads, attempting to earn more, be more, achieve more... for me?
Doesn't the world have enough dark empty corners? It is so easy to lend a hand and your light to brighten the world for someone besides yourself, and in the process- you may find that you are teaching your children kindness and self worth.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read this poem. I hope you enjoyed it. If you would like to read some more of my work, might I recommend one of these two related hubs
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