"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Our Greatest Resource

The future belongs to the young people of today.


What will they inherit?


Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
--Robert Fulghum




Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
--Dr Haim Ginott




A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.
--Francois Rabelais



14 comments:

DJan said...

Just this morning I was thinking about my little friend Leo at the coffee shop. He had picked up a pretty piece of plastic he found and was sharing it with me. I am amazed how a three-year-old sees the world. And then you reminded me to cherish the moment...

Stephen Hayes said...

All great thoughts on how to look at life through the honest eyes of children.

Brian Miller said...

def some good wisdom...and some gut checks in this...they are always picking up what we do...but the title asks another question...and that is what are we leaving them....

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I pray about the future of the children of our world. I do love the freedom in their minds.

Adam said...

I think the 2nd quote is the most true

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

We sure have a responsibility, don't we?

Abby said...

Good stuff CiCi, and so true!

Joanna Jenkins said...

As I was listening to the nightly news talking about the MASSIVE budget cuts in California for schools and the impact it will have on our kids as I was reading this post. This sure hits home-- loud and clear.
xo jj

LL Cool Joe said...

Yep, scary but true. We have a great responsibility to be good role models.

Hilary said...

I suppose they will inherit what we leave them.. the bad with the good. I suspect we're leaving it in good hands.

bill lisleman said...

so true and very noticeable when you watch kids.
I got a laugh from the "wet cement" because one of my daughters made me think I was carrying wet cement at times.

otin said...

They will be just fine. The world always sorts itself out.

Rock Chef said...

I hope they do better than our generation did!

Maggie May said...

What a lovely post. You are so right. Children are like sponges and are soaking up everything they see & hear. It is a responsibility, isn't it?
Maggie X

Nuts in May