Tuesday, March 27, 2012

National Kite Flying Day

Today is Kite Flying Day

To me, watching a kite flying is like looking at a rainbow – both high in the sky and quite beautiful.  Doing either one with a child is even more magical.

Once more, I turn to my small book with great ideas, “To a Child Love is Spelled Time,” by Mac Anderson & Lance Wubbels. The book is filled with wonderful quotes about spending time with a child. Here are a few:

  • “A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”  Forest E. Witcraft
  • “Children are what we make them.” – French Proverb
  • “Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.” – George Adams

  • “All children are artists, and it is an indictment of our culture that so many of them lose their creativity, their unfettered imaginations, as they grow older.” – Madeleine L’Engle
  • “Our greatest danger in life is in permitting the urgent things to crowd out the important.” –  Charles E. Hummel
  • “The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.” – Mencius

So, stop what you are doing and …GO FLY A KITE, with a child, of course.

By Lois Jamieson

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