Sunday, October 17, 2010

Little Rays of Sunshine - Little Glimmers of Hope

One of my nick names at work was Little Ray, something to do with my height and the fact that I was happy most of the time.

Now that I am older and I have children, I look at them and in my mind think "they are my little rays", they are sunshine sent from my Father in Heaven, little glimmers of hope, reminding me that despite Satans influences, there is still beauty and love in the world.

I reflect on children at school, and my love for all of them.  As I look at children who don't have as much love in their home, I see their desire to be loved, I see that they crave attention and want to know that they are important.

What a great responsibility we have to love all children, whether they are born into our families or belong to friends or even strangers.  You must never underestimate the power in acknowleding a child. You must never underestimate the power in giving a smile to a child. It is through their eyes that we can learn unconditional love and submission.

Next time we see a child, smile, say hello, think of what lessons we can learn from these beautiful rays of sunshine, these glimmers of hope for the future.  Pray for them, love them, listen to them, teach them and be taught by them.  In these things come great joy.


  1. That's beautiful .... love your first post. I love blogging although I am a bit slack of late. Seeing people starting a blog gives me inspiration to keep blogging. You'll get the hang of it quickly enough.

  2. So true! I think we sometimes forget that's why we came. Check out jess' blog at

  3. Welcome welcome.
    This is so true. When I call the roll each morningI look and say 'Good Morning...' to each child because I want them to feel that today I am only thinking about them ( and 20+ other girls, but I've got room for all of them.)
    You have so much to catch up on. But just take it easy and don't burn yourself out in the first month. I've got some great inspirational mothers you are going to love to meet here in the land of blog.

  4. Don't you just love "Time for Sisters"

  5. When I get a computer, I'm gonna start a blog and call it The little house of Horrors! Thanks Rene for a great name!!!! Ness xx