Children are well springs of joy effervescent with the
fruit of joyfulness complete.
In their strides to become little people they do not
naturally diminish themselves.
They continually reach forward with anticipation
toward the day that they can say with pride, I did
that. I can do that too!
They model their expressions, gain new insights, and
exercise freedoms that would otherwise be unlearned if
not for us “the admired.”
In turn, they can express insights into pain,
understand the fullness of shame and despair, cling to
fear as if it were their last hope, and share criminal
intent with mankind—whatever it is they learn from us
It is our choice to uplift or tear down. It is our
choice to shape their personal awareness toward
feelings of hope and light or toward darkness and
In this lifetime, what they learn of themselves is not
as much truth as they believe, but simply an extension
of us “the admired.” Not so much the truth but an
extension of our self-concepts, self-attributes and
deceptions lived out in relationship with them.
What evil extends from our past that we can let loose
of? What light reaches forward that we can cling too?
Knowing that, what we hang onto we hand out—Isn’t
this the most perfect reason to reshape untruths
If we feel as though we lack the strength. If we feel
un-deserving of success, fruitfulness and spiritual
prosperity. If we feel un-deserving of the Lord’s
Love. Even if truth states we are these things—and,
it doesn’t. Is this the legacy that we want to become
their personal truth?
Real or perceived, it is the not so much the truth
that matters, but taking on of perceptions that
generates, in part or whole, the mechanism that shape
our lives, their lives, for good or despair.
So, let us exchange our perceptions with that of the
cross. Let us take the word into our hearts as our
new reality. This will surely give the gift
self-determination to our children and carry into a
bright future for all.
© Glenda Powers 2002