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The spark to imagine
The daring to innovate
The discipline to plan
The skill to do
The will to achieve
The commitment to be responsible
The leadership to motivate
“I’d like to be a Cub Scout (His eyes were deepest blue) “I’d like to learn, and play, and build like John and Lauren do.”
“I know how to use a hammer; I can drive a nail if I try. I’m eight years old, I’m big and strong and hardly ever cry.”
I gave him the application and parent rota sheet. (His eyes were filled with sunshine as he left on dancing feet.)
Next day, my friend was back again, A dejected little lad.
“I guess I’ll skip the Cub Scouts.” (His eyes were dark and sad.)
“My Mum is awful busy, She has lots of friends, you see. She’d never have time for a den; she hardly has, for me.”
“And Dad is always working He’s hardly ever there. To give them any more to do just wouldn’t be quite fair.”
He handed back the papers with the dignity of eight years,
And, smiling bravely, left me (His eyes were filled with tears.)
Do you see your own child’s eyes as other people may? How they look when you’re “too busy” or “just haven’t time” today?
A child is such a special gift why don’t you realize; it only takes a little time to put sunshine in their eyes.