If I Could

I would teach each child to be positive, to smile, to love and be loved.

I would teach each child to take the time to observe some miracle of nature;
the song of a bird, the beauty of a snowflake, the orange glow of a winter sunset.

I would teach each child to feel warmly about the peers
for whom the task of learning does not come easily.

I would teach each one to be kind towards all living creatures and
to crowd out of their lives feelings of guilt, misunderstanding and lack of compassion.

I would teach each child that it is all right to show their feelings,
by laughing, crying or touching someone they care about.

Every day I would have each child feel special, and through my actions,
each one would know how much I really care.