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Message from Mouth 176

Thinking Simply

TeethMany adults confuse "thinking simply" with shallowness. However simple children's thoughts may be, they can be deep feeling children. Two rivers may flow along at the same rate per minute. The one is wide and shallow as it meanders through a flat grassland, the other is narrow, fast and deep. Children appear to be unconcerned but underneath there courses far more depth of feeling than many adults, like the narrow but deep stream. Like most mothers, my wife had told my daughter of eight to be sure and eat all her lunch, and not to waste any of it. That day, Jane hadn't been able to finish them all and had thrown part of one away. To our small girl this took on great significance as her feelings ran very deep.✞

Spiral Staircase

Message from Mouth to EarA child's growth is a little like the spirals of a staircase. Beginning at ground level, the developing personality travels upward round and around. At each new level a question may be asked by the child and an answer is given to everyone's satisfaction. Then, when the next level is reached, the little one may well repeat the same question again and at the next one enquire once again. To some the assumption would be that the lesson hadn't been learned the first time. In fact, what we are seeing is the learning process. This one step at a time repeated over and over is the road to maturity. So the barrage of questions never ceases on the way to growth.✞

"Deep Feeling Children"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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