If I had my child to raise all over again,
I would build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I would finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting,
I would take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I would take more hikes and fly more kites,
I would stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I would do more hugging and less tugging.
I would see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I would model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.