"A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not." Talmud.
When I read this quote it made me really stop and think, I just love it. A while back I wrote down some of those permissible things we should enjoy: I'll include them here.
Brushing your daughters hair,
Family trips to the county fair.
Eating corn dogs and cotton candy,
Wasn’t that Rhode Island Red a dandy?
Sights and sounds on a deep woods Hike
Training wheels gone, time to ride that bike!
Wrestling under the covers, tickle, laugh and chuckle
Smell the fragrance of the lilac and honeysuckle
Grandma’s home made peanut brittle
Grandpa’s Jack knife, teach ‘em to whittle
Learn steadily to draw a bow,
Don’t tip the canoe as we row!
Spot the Little dipper and Orion
Knocked down? Dust off, keep trying.
Going over and over the Times Tables,
Sharing fairy tales and Aesop’s fables
Sing a silly childhood tune
Watch the rising Harvest moon
Crayons, paint, sculpture clay,
Teaching little hearts to bow and pray.
Photo by Sundqvist.