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A Child’s First Birthday

It's My Birthday!

Today is a blessing. Each day is, but today is my granddaughter’s first birthday. I have enjoyed the opportunity to share in this past year. As I reflect on the day my daughter gave birth, came home with the bundle, and watched her development, I realize that a child can teach something as an adult we sometimes forget, unconditional love.

As an adult, we guide a child, so they may be safe. We teach a child, so they may have unlimited possibilities. We protect a child, so they may know secure boundaries to explore. We love a child so, they may teach us unconditional giving.

I would have to say, it is a blessing that I came into the world as an infant, innocent and willing to give unconditional love. I was able then to brush off anger, shake off the hurt and forgive so I could move on to play. I know I looked forward to being an adult, but my childhood was the foundation on which I have built my adulthood. The joys, lessons, and moments shared were the tools that guided me into that journey.

This past year, I have enjoyed the moments to be on the floor, making animal sounds, making funny faces, going to the park, and strolling along to take in the scenery. It has inspired me to exercise, take pictures, write and be more active and social. There is nothing wrong with wanting to play, create, and share. Some things that come natural to a child, the unconditional love, giving and forgiving, can be forgotten during adulthood. I remember hearing as I entered into adulthood, “It’s time to grow up and act your age,” and truly did not know what that meant. I know, the journey has required responsibilities, but what provides me with the ability to grow, to improve, and to create with imagination and find the strength to heal is remaining young at heart.

The laughter and smiles shared with a child is the best medicine that God could give us. There are moments a child can cry and get into everything, but it’s no different than an adult complaining or gossiping about business they should leave alone. So, when you hear someone say, “Grow up and act your age,” for me, I would rather cry, take a risk, and discover as I share laughter, smiles, and love than be so grown up that I cannot enjoy God’s gifts.

Encouraging Creativity


Encouragement is a powerful act that can motivate the best from someone. To give those praises in words, claps, hugs or eye contact can spread with positive affects to improve on a talent. Encouragement is to inspire, to stimulate confidence by an act of approval and promote the progress of growth from the gift of sharing a positive spirit. Sharing that invigorating spirit can be so energizing and it is a sensational feeling when I am encouraged to do my best. It is just as rewarding to provide encouragement and see the glow, the refreshing smile, and the sparkle in one’s eye.

When a child receives praise for a job well done, the child wants to do it again. It is the same for teens and adults, when given the encouragement; they strive to succeed at school, sports, jobs and their dreams.

I truly hope that as my children grow and I offer guidance to my grandchildren, that I will give them the inspiration to do their best, follow their dreams, and progress with knowledge that they will find peace in their talents.

It is incredible what power I and each individual holds to strengthen another individual’s dreams by just offering encouragement!
To hear those words that promote:

You can do it!
You have a remarkable talent!
You did a phenomenal job!
I am here for you!
I admire your work!
I am so moved!
I am so proud!
Job well done!

Those words assist with the growth of confidence. The confidence to grow and dream!

Children Inspire Creativity

A Child

A child can see,
Puppies in the clouds,
A child can hear,
Violins the crickets play,
A child can think,
Issues resolved with their imagination.

I want to see,
Faces within the trees,
I want to hear,
Music within the swamp,
I want to think,
With positive thoughts that become a gift.

As we grow,
We need to learn from a child,
As we mature,
We need to share with a child,
As we develop,
The child within must explore life.

Shocked Face

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