How great is Shel Silverstein?
Shel Silverstein was one of the first authors that I really remember. My aunt gave me his book “Where the Sidewalk Ends” when I was very young and I remember pouring over and over it. I still have it and almost every page is dog eared and worn! I used to read it and color in the black and white illustrations, all the while dreaming along with him. I saw this quote and it brought back so many memories. Such an wonderful message for our children. Books have so much impact on our children’s lives. They help shape them as they grow. They inspire them to dream.
Does your child have a favorite go-to book? One that you know you will always keep with fond memories? I hope they have so many!
Do you think laughter is contagious?
I think it’s beautiful. The sound of our kids laughing is one of the most beautiful sounds in all of creation.
To laugh is to enjoy life. It expresses your deep happiness and can brighten anyone’s day.
Being able to laugh at yourself builds character. It can change your mood instantly.
And really, how fun is it to laugh? – especially when you can’t stop!
Laugh with your friends, laugh at all the silly things you do, find humor in yourself.
Laugh deep and full till your stomach hurts and watch the world around you light up with joy!
*from my upcoming book “Life is Sweet”. Read more about it here:
As many of you out there know, I’ve been hard at work on a very special children’s book called Life is Sweet. I’m about 3/4 of the way finished and the excitement is building. This really is such an important book for children. It will inspire them. It will touch their hearts. It will connect with their minds. It will reveal to them strength and mindfulness in themselves that they never knew. And hopefully it will impact their hearts. Since I’ve decided to self-publish, I’m now in the fundraising stage to get this beautiful book produced. I’ve created a site on Kickstarter.com that goes deep into the workings of it, the inspiration behind it, and the future that I hope and pray it will become. If you have a minute please take a look! It can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/217270085/life-is-sweet