Adult vs Children's Thoughts

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Posted by DaveH and Skyangel ( on May 13, 2001 at 19:12:30:

This was posted on a news group and I thought it would be great to share it with every one.
Just call me mushy.

When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch
of weeds that are going to take over my yard.
My kids see flowers for Mom
and blowing white fluff you can wish on.

When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I
see a smelly, dirty person who probably wants money
and I look away.
My kids see someone smiling at them and they smile

When I hear music I love, I know I can't carry a
tune and don't have much rhythm so I sit self
consciously and listen.
My kids feel the beat and move to it. They sing out
the words. If they don't know them, they make up their

When I feel wind on my face, I brace myself against
it. I feel it messing up my hair and pulling me back
when I walk.
My kids close their eyes,
spread their arms and fly with it until they fall to
the ground laughing.

When I pray I say Thee and Thou and grant me this,
give me that.
My kids say, "Hi God!!! Thanks for my toys and my
friends. Please keep the bad dreams away tonight.
Sorry, I don't want to go to Heaven yet. I would miss
my Mommy and Daddy."

When I see a mud puddle, I step around it. I see
muddy shoes and clothes and dirty carpets.
My kids sit in it. They see dams to build, rivers to
cross and worms to play with.

I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn

No wonder God loves the little children!!

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