Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with that in mind I would like to share this poem by Marge Hampton. There is a line in it about being a friend to all and celebrating our differences. Teaching our children to care for others is the best thing we can teach them!
I Am A Child
I am a child…small, dependent, vulnerable, but full of wonder and curiosity about myself and God’s world.
I am a child of God…help me to know him.
I’m eager to learn so show me the wonders of God each day.
I want to feel secure so provide for me those things I need so I will develop trust.
I am full of imagination…give me opportunities to explore, create, and pretend.
I want to be a friend to all, so show me how to care and celebrate our differences.
I believe in the magic of life…nurture it in me as it may be the beginning of a thought that will benefit all people.
I believe in YOU…my nurturer, my caregiver…my “Caretaker of Wonder!”
Here I am Lord!
By Marge Hampton