Why I Have the best job in the world :)

I’m not sure how many of you out there have read the book “A wrinkle in Time” but it is an amazing book. It was first published in 1962. When somebody asked the author Madeleine L’Engle, a distinguished writer of adult novels, why she sometimes chose to write for children, she replied: When I have something to say that I think will be too difficult for adults, I write it in a book for children. Children are excited by new ideas; they have not yet closed the doors and windows of their imaginations. Provided the story is good… nothing is too difficult for children.

Childhood is the world of miracle or of magic: it is as if creation rose luminously out of the night, all new and fresh and astonishing. Childhood is over the moment things are no longer astonishing. When the world gives you a feeling of "déjà vu," when you are used to existence, you become an adult. Stay a child while you can be a child.

 

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Self-esteem is the real magic wand that can form a child’s future. A child’s self-esteem affects every area of her existence, from friends she chooses, to how well she does academically in school, to what kind of job she gets, to even the person she chooses to marry. Knowing that I play a major part in that makes me feel like I’m doing something amazing.

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We had a couple of snakes brought into the centre, its amazing to teach the children to accept all animals.

Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect to see.

 

Life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children – all of our children – a better world. Even if it’s difficult. Even if the work seems great. Even if we don’t get very far in our lifetime.

 

IMG_1343 We love our face painting Smile IMG_1316IMG_1307IMG_1308IMG_1285 after I paint the kids, sometimes they paint me.IMG_0432 and we certainly aren’t afraid of getting messy!IMG_0436IMG_1303IMG_1301

Children are the brightest treasures we bring forth into this world, but too large a percentage of the population continues to treat them as inconveniences and nuisances, when they’re not treating them as possessions or toys.

IMG_0765Our friend the Easter bunny came to visit. IMG_1098Playing dress ups SmileIMG_1228IMG_1275

The soul is healed by being with children.

IMG_1276IMG_1216IMG_1213IMG_1217Practicing Face Painting

 

IMG_1251IMG_1240We make awesome Lego castles. IMG_1270 and play trains. IMG_0239 and make bracelets.

Children’s games are hardly games. Children are never more serious than when they play.

IMG_1280We decorated our tree Smile

If we could destroy custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse.

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~ by Nikki on June 6, 2012.

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