In 1988 when I was a mother of two young children, I read this poem in a parenting newsletter. Something about its message to treasure the most important but simple things in life prompted me to snip it from the pages to keep as a special reminder.
In 1978, author Loren Eiseley published an essay called “The Star Thrower". It's been rewritten and retold many times since then, and is a great inspiration to me.
“Wrinkles merely mark where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain So, as we head into a new year, I'm absolutely determined to smile generously and often to create deep wrinkles that will never be erased.
This Meditation for Children was written by the United Nations in 1981, but is perhaps even more relevant today. If we hold this world in trust for those who follow, what will they inherit?
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight...
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? This quote from Mary Oliver‘s famous poem, The Summer Day, has always filled me with a great sense of wonder and awe at the precious life I’ve been given.
"The Little Boy" by Helen E. Buckley is a poem that first inspired me almost 30 years ago, and will always profoundly impact my teaching practice.
The word nurture is such an enormous hug that lifts me up and supports me to become the very best version of myself.