Today is Children’s Day in India. It’s a day to remind us to LOVE children, have FUN with them and tell them they are VERY SPECIAL!
The Garden Of Love
I want to thank Shirley from http://www.enrichingyourkid.blogspot.com for inviting me to be her guest blogger for this very special occasion. It’s such an honour and a delight. Children always have a big part in my heart. Since it’s Children’s Day, I decided to call my dish for the blog post, ‘The Garden Of Love’, to show that a child’s life is like a garden that needs a lot of love and care to make it beautiful.
Shirley is a clinical psychologist by profession. She worked for 10 years before she got married and has settled down in India. She had counseled a lot of parents, teachers and kids and seen the worst scenario in family life. She was well aware that parents need to spend a lot of time with their children to bring them up well. She gave up her job to stay at home to be with her children. She just wants to be home with them rather than anything else. To me, that’s the best choice that she had made, one which she will never regret for sure.
I resigned from my job, too, when my children were 5 and 3 years old. I never regretted making that choice. I actually regretted not having made that choice earlier. I’m very thankful that my hubby let me. I can eat less, live simple, but my time with my children to teach, train and nurture them was just too important for me to compromise. I’m very happy that they are grown up now and doing very well and I’m extremely proud of them.
About Shirley’s Blog
Shirley’s blog title has been beautifully entitled ENRICHING KIDS. It reflects her desire and vision to reach out and help others be a greater blessing to children. She shares a lot of healthy recipes on her blog. Like her, I believe that one of the best and most important ways to show our love for our children is to serve them and talk to them about healthy food. It can be challenging but with the support all around us, ideas and words of encouragement, it can be a lot easier and more enjoyable. The more we do, the better we become. Some of her lovely recipes are Beetroot Cutlets, Okra Crisps, Beetroot Jam, just to name a few.
Be A Blessing To Children
I hope that we can all be a blessing to children in one way or another as much as they are a blessing to us. Ever imagine the world without children? Not only will real DEPRESSION set in but the human race will go into extinction! So, let’s always treat children with love, respect and dignity because they deserve it. Have fun with them. They’ll make you feel younger. Be a positive influence to them and impact them for great things. Some of the greatest encouragements that I received came from children….their compliments and their prayers. And to see their lives changed for the better is worth every sacrifice that you make for them. We can all contribute in one way or another to add values to children and make this world a better place.
Caught Or Taught?
Will our children grow up to live a donut life as I shared in my earlier post, Sweet Potato Donut? It really depends a lot on us what we impart unto them. A lot of the things in life are caught and not taught. I hope we can all live our lives as great examples for our children to follow.
Please visit Shirley’s blog to read more what I had written and appreciate that you leave comments to encourage one another. Don’t forget the many healthy recipes on her blog.
Recipes that kids can be involved and suggested topics to share:
Peanut Butter Mochi Balls - you can talk about life that needs to be moulded
Keep Smiling Sesame Balls - you can talk about happiness
Sweet Potato Tortoise-shaped Chinese Dessert (Angku) - you can talk about consistency
9 Layered Coffee Rice Pudding - you can talk about building our lives one step at a time
Sweet Potato Donuts - you can talk about the emptiness and fulfillment of life
Popular Pineapple Tarts - you talk about patience and teamwork
Quote of the day…..
”Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”
John F. Kennedy