Posted by: erinelizabeth1983 | February 15, 2010

Life Lessons from Toddlers (and a few from Preschoolers)

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

1.) Dance as though no one is watching…

and don’t worry about what they think. Just enjoy dancing.

“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.” ~Hopi Indian Saying

2.) Sing Jesus Loves Me at the top of your voice…

even if you can’t sing on key.

“A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.”  ~Henry Giles

3.) Smile and sing/hum/whistle while cleaning…

it makes the job much more pleasant and helps the time to fly.

“Just whistle while you work
And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place
So hum a merry tune
It won’t take long when there’s a song to help you set the pace.”

4.) Hug your friends and family…

especially when they least expect it.

“Happiness is an unexpected hug.”  ~Author Unknown

“Hugs are the universal medicine.”  ~Author Unknown

“You can’t wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug.”  ~Author Unknown

5.) Look at each day as a new adventure…

who knows what you might discover?

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

6.) Take life one day at a time…

don’t worry about tomorrow. God’s got ya covered. (Philippians 4:19)

“It’s today I must be livin’.” – Fairlight Spencer (from the book Christy by Catherine Marshall)

7.) Find things that you love to do…

and pursue them.

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart…pursue those.” ~Michael Nolan

8.) Tell the people you love that you love them…

and tell them often; don’t just use words.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ” ~Leo F. Buscaglia


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