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You are my heart

“When children play in natural spaces, they’re far more likely to invent their own games than in more structured settings – a key factor in becoming self-directed and inventive adults later in life” – Richard Louv

“Encourage your kids to look for nature everywhere you go. It’s the weed breaking through the pavement, It’s the leaves forming small clumps along the side of the road. It’s the sky at any given time of the day or night. It’s the wind doing what it Likes to your hair. Look around, it won’t take long to find it.” – Penny Whitehouse

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahli Gran

“Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.”

“Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.” – Giacomo Leopardi

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice, but as yet unstained.” – Lyman Abbott

“When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments—tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become.” – Louis Pasteur

“There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about.” – Cross Jami

“Families aren’t like socks. They don’t have to match. They just have to be warm and cozy.”

“My son, you are my heart.”

“I love the little boy you are now and the man you will become.”

“You are the strongest, kindest boy I know.” 

“There is one man I love more than any other; he is my son.”

“Son, your laugh is the most beautiful sound in the world.”

“You may be a man to everyone else, but you’re still a little boy to me.”

“No matter how many Legos I step on, I’m always so grateful to be your mom (or dad).”

“My son, I’ll always have your back.”

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” –  Albert Einstein

“A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often.” – Unknown

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” – Harry S. Truman

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” –  Denis Waitley

“I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!” –  David Vitter

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” –  Nelson Mandela

“Children the world over have a right to a childhood filled with beauty, joy, adventure, and companionship. They will grow toward ecological literacy if the soil they are nurtured in is rich with experience, love, and good examples.” – Alan Dyer

“As children observe, reflect, record, and share nature’s patterns and rhythms, they are participating in a process that promotes scientific and ecological awareness, problem solving, and creativity.”  – Deb Matthews Hensley

“Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.” – John Muir

“You are the boy who stole my heart.”

“People say that little girls are sweet, but they don’t realize they are fierce too. I’m so proud of your strength.”

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