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Friday, December 16, 2016

           The extraordinary in the ordinary
             that only the child can see!

Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions
Author Unknown)

When I look at a patch of dandelions,
I see a bunch of weeds that are
going to take over my yard.

My kids see flowers for Mom
and blowing white fluff you can wish on.

When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me,
I see a smelly, dirty person who probably wants money
and I look away.

My kids see someone smiling at them and they smile back.

When I hear music I love,
 I know I can't carry a tune
 and don't have much rhythm
so I sit self-consciously and listen.

My kids feel the beat and move to it.
They sing out the words. If they
 don't know them, they make up their own.

When I feel wind on my face,
I brace myself against it.
 I feel it messing up my hair
 and pulling me back when I walk.

My kids close their eyes,
spread their arms and fly with it,
 until they  fall to the ground laughing.

When I pray, I say thee and thou
and grant me this, give me that.

My kids say,
"Hi God! Thanks for my toys and my friends.
 Please keep the bad dreams away tonight.
Sorry, I don't want to go to Heaven yet.
I would miss my Mommy and Daddy."

When I see a mud puddle I step around it.
 I see muddy shoes and dirty carpets.

My kids sit in it. They see dams to build,
 rivers to cross, and worms to play with.
I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn from?
 No wonder God loves the little children!

Enjoy the little things in life,
for one day you may look back and realize
 they were the big things.

I wish you Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions!!!! 


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