There is a special moment
>when I can decide
how to live my life,
and that is
each moment.

There is no moment
when I can decide
how you
shall live yours.


I sought to push a child,
he showed resistance.

I sought to tell a child
he showed indifference.

I began to show a child
he showed mild interest.

I learned to lead the child
he showed me his skill.

I chose to work with him
he showed me himself.

Gus Daum


About degus221

A Kansan who has migrated to Oregon.
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4 Responses to CHANGE

  1. MaryJo Comins says:

    These ring oh so true, Gus. The only one I can change is myself. In terms of the child, my best learning is when I join the child within me who is resistant. Thank you for your wisdom!


  2. Ann Douglas says:

    Very nice, Gus. And so true.


  3. davinew says:

    Watch out, Gus, maybe too much wisdom here


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