The Magic of Being-Helping Children To Be Happy With Who They Are
Dedicated to All the Children of the World
Dedicated to All the Children of the World
This article is dedicated to all the children of the world. I would like these poems and images to celebrate the precious gift of life that they have been given to discover and learn new things every day about the wonders of our natural world and to help awaken the sense of magic in themselves to realize their dreams.
Every child is unique and very special and I sincerely hope that this article will impress upon us as parents, teachers, and all who come into contact with our children that we can impact their lives in a most significant way.
By providing a supportive environment which encourages feelings of self-worth, we can help our children gain the confidence they need to fulfill their unique potential, give their lives meaning and purpose, and by so doing effect the lives of others in a positive way too. If we give our children the emotional support they need to believe in themselves, they would lead happier, more productive lives, and our world would become a more loving place for all.
The Magic of Being (a poem about the miracle of life)
Feel the magic of the moment
up a hill as you race...
the wind blowing against your face
stand on your toes,
reach so high
with your fingertips
touch the sky.
As you lie on the grass,
the shapes in the clouds as you gaze
can simply amaze;
now you see a dragon
riding in a wagon,
or a seal juggling a ball
turning suddenly into a giant... so tall.
On a crisp autumn day
feel the sun as it gently warms
your hands, face, and feet;
above do you see
the golds, reds, and yellows in the trees?
Feel how soft is a puppy's fur,
listen to a cat's melodious purr...
look deep and you'll see the love in your dog's eyes,
up to see a hawk gliding effortlessly across the sky...
Imagine dancing on a flower,
looking down from the Eiffel Tower
traveling to a star...
from deep in the ocean to the farthest corner of space
the universe is such an extraordinary place!
Walk in a forest,
and marvel at the greatness of a tree;
look up into its canopy
at the light rays streaming
through its leaves.
Listen to a bird as it sings
and help one if it has a broken wing...
be in touch with your heart
for it can lead us to do noble things.
Live by the creed
to help those in need...
as it can indeed transform;
it is like a sort of magic
that no one else can perform
what only you can do;
Your life is important you see-
as your choices effect both you and me,
and all living beings
that unite us in common destiny.
Look up at the night sky,
how bright are the stars
and yet how far,
then make a wish
for it might come true...
but only if you do!
Contemplate the beauty of a sunset-
a musical tune that you can play,
listen to what a poem has to say...
admire the symmetry of a rose,
or the intricate pattern of a snowflake
as it tingles on the tip of your nose.
Never take a minute for granted
for all the wonderful things you can do...
the beauty that is all around,
the splendor that is waiting to be discovered by you!
My Beautiful Daughter With Our Rescued Puppy
Some people say I have brown hair
others say it is blond...
I love to run;
pretend that I can be anyone,
as I daydream under the shade of an apple tree
in the long lazy days of the summer sun.
My passions are music, books, and animals.
Quite a peculiar mixture,
I'm sure you'll agree
but that's just fine with me.
I have so many goals,
who knows where I'll go...
I'd prefer to be a marine biologist
or may be a musical zoologist?
I love good times, family, and friends.
I have my ups and downs...
but mostly I just try to stay cool
with my feet firmly planted on the ground,
and my dreams in stereophonic sound!
"A Heart So Pure" Dedicated to the Life of Ernest
The following poem is dedicated to my wonderful little terrier mix that I adopted from an animal care and control facility. This is Ernest at 16 wks. He is now 5 years old, and will always be my little guardian angel and a source of inspiration for my writing.
A Heart So Pure
My dear pet
your noble face reflects
a trusting soul,
a devout heart-
to live simply to be loved,
and love in return.
There is truth
in your simplicity,
virtue in your
and wisdom in
And there is beauty in
a heart so pure.
© 2020 Lora Hollings