43 Life Lessons that Kids Teach Us.

It’s a list sort of day again. Kids often teach the greatest lessons – they’re not yet jaded by the world and tend to live with inspiring optimism and courage. I’ve observed my own son, Samuel, embody strength as he lives never being able to eat a bite of gluten due to having Celiac Disease. He doesn’t dwell on what he cannot have, but rather lives a life grateful for all he can. And, he’s three. ~rachel

43 Life Lessons from Kids.

1. Be grateful for what you can have.
2. Hold hands with those you love.
3. Celebrate the seasons.
4. Make every day the best day ever.
5. Even if it’s not fair you don’t stop trying.
6. Fight for what you believe is right.
7. If you’re bored, find something to do.
8. It’s good to dream.
9. Tell those you love that you love them.
10. Time together matters most.
11. Things don’t have to always be sorted perfectly.
12. Sometimes spontaneous days are the best.
13. Often structured days are needed.
14. Don’t be afraid to speak the truth.
15. Humming and singing can be beautiful.
16. Observe others.
17. Never by afraid to try something new.
18. Sometimes it’s best to just jump.
19. Live fully.
20. Share with others about things you love.
21. You’re never too old to play outside.

22. Forgive and move on.
23. Name calling gets you nowhere.
24. Even if you don’t feel tired, still go to bed.
25. Talk with each other.
26. Imagine all that could be, and not what cannot.
27. Look people in the eye when you talk to them.
28. Laugh.
29. Always say thank you.
30. Little gifts mean a great deal.
31. Wake with a clean slate for the day.
32. Respect your elders.
33. Give things away – don’t hold onto everything.
34. Find out more about people.
35. Make sure to tell others why they matter.
36. Some days you don’t have to make your bed.
37. Run in the rain. Or the snow.
38. Care.
39. Listen to your emotions, but don’t sit in them.
40. Be genuinely interested in others.
41. Don’t give up.
42. Love today.
43. Be free to be you.

to subscribe by email – click HERE.
Images and original content are sole property of Rachel Martin and may not be used, copied or transmitted without prior written consent.

5 Responses to “43 Life Lessons that Kids Teach Us.”

  1. November 25, 2012

    Lynn Reply

    Catching up on what I’ve missed. I loved the pic of Elijah looking at the pie crust knowing he was going to get to eat some for breakfast today!
    Been crazy around here doing all the cooking again for Thanksgiving and extra church work. All caught up…for a few minutes!
    What amazing words of Scripture! Know that I’m praying!
    Psalms 139:17-18 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
    My email address

  2. November 25, 2012

    Jedidja Reply

    Refreshing blog! Especially with those photos. Enjoyed reading

  3. November 26, 2012

    happymumma Reply

    I love these all, but number 39 is particularly good – it’s a neat way of putting it!

  4. November 26, 2012

    Lynn Reply

    Life can seem so overwhelming at times. God can seem so very far away. He’s always there, especially when the times are the hardest! Praying!
    Psalms 13:1-6 How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? … Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, … But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
    My email address

  5. January 13, 2013

    Nicole Reply

    Great list. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*