A Child’s Heart.

Funny Chinese Child Playing Boy

Funny Chinese Child Playing Boy (Photo credit: epSos.de)

 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 fairness, they

learn justice.

If children live with security, they learn

have faith.

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 acceptance and friendship, they learn

to find love in the world.

                                            Dorothy Law Nolte.

I read this poem over and over again. Imagine a world where children live free from fear, when they grow up, they would impact the same to their children and the world would be a better place indeed!

Thank you for reading my post dear friends.

Love always:)

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44 comments on “A Child’s Heart.

  1. John says:

    I have seen this poem before, totally agree with you. Children are made to grow up too quickly in America these days and see too much violence, negativity and strife. I assume the same happens where you live. Stinks doesn’t it.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Yeah it does John and thanks fro reading it. If we adhere by the poet’s vision, I bet the world would be a safer place. Thanks for stopping by, it’s appreciated.
      Blessings:)

  2. Uzoma says:

    D. Nolte’s poem runs deep and is very true. I agree: children need all the love, encouragement, and protection. Thanks for sharing this, sis.

  3. How true this poem is! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Beautiful words. Thank you Ms. Seyi Sandra David.

  5. Ben Naga says:

    I have loved this poem for many years, and used to have a copy of it up on the wall in my office. It has the power that resides in any combination of compassion and wisdom.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re right Ben, It’s so powerful, hopely if the words in the poem were practiced the world would be a better place. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by.
      Cheers:)

  6. Truly a beautiful poem Seyi 🙂

  7. Sherry says:

    That was very poignant. Hopefully people will learn to lean more to the postive than the negative. Thanks for sharing it, Seyi.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I agree with you, we can eliminate every negativity of this world if we train the children right, they are the present and the future. Thank you for stopping by, it’s appreciated!
      Cheers:)

  8. That is so lovely and true !! I enjoyed reading that. It really teaches us all how to teach our kids and grandkids !!

  9. Sorry, it’s just not that simple is it?

  10. Thanks for this wonderful reminder, Seyi

  11. Jeff says:

    Thank you for sharing that.

  12. Wonderful share Seyi, so thought-provoking.

  13. robitille says:

    Seyi Sandra – I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspirational Blogger Award. More on that here:
    http://robitille.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/very-inspirational-blogger-award/

  14. ledrakenoir says:

    Agree with you, very well written and a great poem – children should be allowed to be children – no matter where in the world they live – .the adult ambition destroys childhood…

  15. freddiejay says:

    Thanks Seyi the more I read from you the more I see your heart and what a beautiful heart it is!

  16. markharwoodwriter says:

    It has been my year of thinking about kids, as I’d like to start a family in the next couple years. Thinking about what kinds people my parents were and what kinds of people I hope my children to be – that is, confident and happy people – make me strive to be a man who will provide for them in every way, especially emotionally. Thank you for the poem.

  17. parth893 says:

    Thats Great , I thought same 😀

  18. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Love what you say, & how you say it.

  19. Even those who have read this before have to be constantly reminded. Thanks for the follow and for reminding us through your post.

  20. Fantastic! Thanks, Seyi. : )

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