Here’s another goodie from the archives….found on an aged magazine clipping…written in 1990, author unknown. Hope you enjoy it!
What Shall We Give the Children?
What shall we give the children?
The holidays are almost here.
Toys and games and playthings,
As we do every year?
Yes, for the magic of toyland
Is part of holiday lore
To gladden the heart of childhood.
But I shall give something more.
I shall give them more patience,
A more sympathetic year,
A little more time for laughter,
Or to tenderly dry a tear.
I shall take the time to teach them
The joy of doing some task
I’ll try to find time to answer
More of the questions they ask.
Time to read books together
And take long walks in the sun.
Time for a bedtime story
After the day is done.
I shall give these to my children,
Weaving a closer tie,
Knitting our lives together
With the gifts that money can’t buy.