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Children Learn What They Live

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Found this poem I had to share. Enjoy!

By: Dorothy Law Nolte

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
 If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
 If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

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Birthday Poem

This is my first stab at poetry so I figured I’d try it on my daughters’ birthday! Enjoy!

From the day you were born
It was love at first sight
 I was yielded by your innocence
God created you with all his might

You were petite and pretty
Attitude by far
Hands so small
Eyes gleaming like a star

Voice so friable
Spirited so swell
With your brother, your chemistry
Thank god it gels

Your crying, your giggles
Your attitude, your charm
I love you to death
God protect you from harm

Your making me old
And I don’t mind
Your my sweetheart, my life
 My love for you is devine

The years have blazed forth
And you’ve grown to fast
Please stop time!
This is too much of a blast

Another year has departed
And the day has finally here
To pull out the cake
And cherish with your dears

You’ve reached five years
And I’m counting my grays
Your making me older
 Zaina! Happy Birthday!!!

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