Rosemead Kiwanis Club

   "Serving the Community Since 1945"






The Fax of Life

A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley

December 28, 1997                                                                   Vol. 3,   No. 13


If I had My Child to Raise Over Again


          If I had my child to raise all over again,


          I'd finger-paint more and point the finger less.


          I'd do less correcting and more connecting.


          I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.


          I would care to know less and know to care more.


          I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.


          I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.


          I'd run through more fields and gaze at more stars.


          I'd do more hugging and less tugging.


          I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.


          I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.


          I'd teach less about the love of power,

                   and more about the power of love.


                            --- Diana Loomans -

                                 from 100 Ways to Build Self-Esteem & Teach Values


[Ed Note: Diana Loomans is a noted inspirational speaker and author, with over one million volumes sold.  Here is a link to her personal website:



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