Roots and Wings Poem is a classic.
It expresses exactly how to raise a strong, independent and successful child in today's world.
When we make it too easy for our children they never get to test their own wings.
As children grow older they should have more responsibility.
They will probably make many mistakes, which is good, because that is how we learn to be better.
Remember, if you do everything for your children, they won't know how to be independent when the time comes.
Every parent should commit this great poem to memory.
I hope you enjoy it.
In order to get in to the Hall of Fame for baseball you only need to averages 3 hits out of every 10 at bats.
That means 7 failures and 3 successes.
If I had two wishes, I know what they would be
I'd wish for Roots to cling to, and Wings to set me free;
Roots of inner values, like rings within a tree,
and Wings of independence to seek my destiny.
Roots to hold forever to keep me safe and strong,
To let me know you love me, when I've done something wrong;
To show me by example, and helps me learn to choose,
To take those actions every day to win instead of lose.
Just be there when I need you, to tell me it's all right,
To face my fear of falling when I test my wings in flight;
Don't make my life too easy, it's better if I try,
And fail and get back up myself, so I can learn to fly.
If I had two wishes, and two were all I had,
And they could just be granted, by my Mom and Dad;
I wouldn't ask for money or any store-bought things.
The greatest gifts I'd ask for are simply Roots and Wings.
By Denis Waitley
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