Friday, December 08, 2006

His name is 'Today'


We are guilty of many errors and many faults but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer 'Tomorrow.' His name is 'Today’. ~Gabriela Mistral

6 comments:

Sharon said...

thank you for taking the time to comment about O'Keeffe on my blog. Your images and quites are very thought provoking! ~Sharon

rubyahmad said...

Goodness gracious me. Fanbulously coined. This is absolutely spot on.

I think it would be a good idea if it were made compulsory that every child should have a second name 'Today' till they are 18, so parents will remember this particular powerful thought. Parents then will remember to give the attention needed and how peaceful the world would ideally be, filled with level-headed, well guided adults, as a direct great result!

I did say ideally, but I'd say, poverty (not intentional for some) always gets in the way. Such thought would be last on any parent's mind!I've mingled and I've observed. Pity!

-Princess Shin- said...

How true ! Children are just lovely precious innocent little things waiting for us to teach and educate them.

getzapped said...

It's inspiring to read all your comments.

Ruby - yes ideally, a society of well guided adults whose childhood nicknames were 'Today' is a splendid thought. We can only encourage those around us and hope it spreads to everyone, especially the poor. We must start TODAY!

Susan Abraham said...

Hi Getzapped,
Where do you get these beautiful beautiful lines?

getzapped said...

Susan,

I mostly find them online. There's an array of sites. Just do a search on 'quotes' and you'll never know what you'll discover!