Stay Young


Thought for the Week

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius

“He’s not ugly, you’re just looking with ugly eyes.” ~Friend’s daughter, age 4

“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.” ~Alice in Wonderland

“As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When people die, they’re up in the stars, they’re the shapes of stars.” ~Harrison, age 3

“When I’m too big for you to hold, I’ll hold you instead.” ~Ashlyn, age 5

“Whoever humbles themselves like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” ~Matthew 18:4

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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20 Responses to Stay Young

  1. Great post, Mitch. Having cared for my mom in her old age, Ashlynn’s wisdom resonated with me. Oh, to be more childlike (and Christlike in humility) in the way we see and care for others.

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  2. Victoria says:

    I agree with barefootlilylady. Wisdom from 5-year-old Ashlyn: “When I’m too big for you to hold, I’ll hold you instead.” Wowza. ❤

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  3. Mitch reminded me of the song Forever Young by Alphaville and others! Brad

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  4. joyroses13 says:

    Love the quotes, but the ones from the children steal the day! “Ugly eyes!” that just says it all! And little Ashlyn’s quote reminds me of a favorite book I read to my kids when they were little. “I’ll love you forever” The grown son is holding his mom on the last page. ❤

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  5. Lesley says:

    The children’s quotes are delightful. 😀

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  6. What a wise 4 year old! Maggie

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  7. When I am to big for you to hold I wil hold you instead. Many hugs for the little one who said that!

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  8. I love the quotes from the children! We could learn a few things from children.

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  9. Chaya Sheela says:

    Love this quote, “As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  10. Out of the mouths of babes! If we listen to the children our world would be a more peaceful place.

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  11. An Audience of One says:

    I agree with so many of the comments I’ve read. The quotes are all great, but the kid ones make me feel warm and fuzzy. Annddd.. maybe a little teary-eyed (in a good way). 😊

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  12. Thotaramani says:

    Real meaning quotes on life 💥

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  13. Damyanti Biswas says:

    What a wonderfully beautiful post! 🙂

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  14. #hood says:

    matthew 43:03 put thee in a remembrance, let us plead unto thee, thou shall do a new thing, & not go into the past.


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