Like a child

A beautiful post from Inese, at inesemjphotography. It’s message is simple and powerful.

“You don’t necessarily have to have your own children, it doesn’t make much difference (go back to the first quote). About 25% of world population are children. You may be their relative or neighbor; you may be physician, senator, president, baby food manufacturer, movie maker, writer, teacher, farmer… Just don’t do anything that can harm them.”

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Children are my favorite people. I love to see them happy and protected,  but often I see them neglected and abused.  They are “inconvenient”, “economically worthless”, “unwanted”.  Their parents regret having them, and are itching for them to move out so that they can finally get some “life”.  For this post I have collected a few quotes and videos related to children and “being like children”.

The words of Kahlil Gibran are very often quoted and discussed.

A nursing mother asked the Prophet: Speak to us on children.

This is his answer.

Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

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You may give them your love but not your thoughts.

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

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6 thoughts on “Like a child

    • Expletive deleted!!!! I’m speechless.
      I would have thought the “beat the poor” barrel was empty by now, but apparently not.
      How will it work with blended families? My brother and his wife have one child together, and two each from previous marriages. Does my littlest niece count as the “first child” — or the fifth?

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