Friday, May 28, 2004

GOT TO LOVE KIDS.......

  

       Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

    
   


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       Runners up:

       Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a family.  One little boy in the picture had a different color hair than the other family members.  One child suggested that he was adopted.  A little girl said, "I know all about adoptions because I was adopted."  "What does it mean to be adopted?" asked  another child.  It means," said the girl, "that you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy."


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       A four year old was at the pediatrician for a check up.  As the doctor looked in her ears with an otoscope, he asked, "Do you think I'll find Big Bird in here?"  The little girl stayed silent.  Next, the doctor took a tongue depressor and looked down her throat.  He asked, "Do you think I'll find the Cookie Monster down there?"   Again, the little girl was silent.  Then the doctor put a stethoscope to her chest.  As he listened to her heart beat, he asked, "Do you think I'll hear Barney in there?" "Oh, no!" the little girl replied.  "Jesus is in my heart.  Barney's on my underpants."


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       On my way home one day I stopped to watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was. "We're behind 14 to nothing," he answered with a smile. "Really," I said. "I have to say you don't look very discouraged." "Discouraged?" the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face. "Why should we be discouraged?  We haven't been up to bat yet".


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       Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in a school play.  His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen. On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement.  "Guess what Mom," he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to us all........... "I've been chosen to clap and cheer."

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       An eye witness account from New York City, on a cold day in December some years ago: A little boy about 10 years old was standing before a shoe store on Broadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.  A lady approached the boy and said, "My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!"  "I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes," was the boy's reply.

The lady took him by the hand and went into the store and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy.  She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel.  He quickly brought them to her.  She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with a towel. By this time the clerk had returned with the socks.  Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes.  She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him.  She patted him on the head and said, "No doubt, you will be more comfortable now."  As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face........ with tears in his eyes, asked her ........"Are you God's wife?"


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The winner was:

       A four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.  When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."



Hope this put a smile on your face...it sure did mine, as well as a tear.

5 comments:

  1. EXCELLENT!
    thanks,
    tj

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  2. aweeee those were so cute,,,,,,
    http://journals.aol.com/bernmilo/WAYNEATOPICTURES

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  3. This is wonderful. Children are sooo honest. Some times so much it hurts.LOL It lifted me up thanks denise

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  4. Oh,yeah,children are SO honest.  Lol.  I can't believe people say that.  You know most of the people who say that have no expierence with children.  Take my darling little 2 year old godson,Austin,for instance.  I come out of a room and he's jumping up and down on the couch.  I asked,"Austin,are you jumping up and down on the couch?"  and he said,"No!"  Blatant lie.  Kids do that.  Still I wouldn't trade him for anything.  

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  5. ladydriversammieJune 2, 2004 at 12:40 AM

    I've often thought we'd all be better off if we remained more like children.  Stories like these make me think I'm right.  Children and so loving and innocent.  They don't care if you're old or young, black or white, male or female.  They love people just the way they are and they know how to bounce back quickly from the bad things.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Sammie

    http://journals.aol.com/ladydriversammie/MovinOn

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