Sep 22 2011

“Anything is Possible. Anything Can Be.”

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A Light in the Attic

Where the Sidewalk Ends

I can still see the black and white cover with the pencil drawing on those Shel Silverstein poetry books that I read as a kid.  Maybe you did too. 

He’s gone now, but today some of his unpublished works have been put in print in a new book called “Every Thing On it”.  So now your kids can enjoy his poetry as much as you did.

Maybe you had a book from childhood that you still remember and inspired you. 

I remember my favorite line that still inspires me today from him was,  “Anything is possible.  Anything can be.”

I want my kids to grow up believing that.  I want to grow up believing that.  

Another one for me is “The Little Engine That Could”.  It’s a favorite at our house. 

You want to protect your family from hurt and pain, but you know eventually they will encounter broken hearts and face long painful journeys.  Then there are the people who might say to them, “you can’t.”   

When life gets hard, when the pain feels too much to bear, I want them to say, ”I Think I Can.  I Think I Can.”  “Anything is possible.  Anything can be.

And one day I will say and they will say,   “I knew I could."  

God is by my side for the whole journey and he’s by yours too.

Tell me what Children’s Book made an impact on you.

Shell Silverstein: a new collection, 12 years after his death. "Every Thing On It.

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9/22/2011 10:16:26 AM
ESA United States
Children's books can make the biggest impression on us. Revisiting the stories as adults can also be a treasure.

I used the book, "The Little Engine that Could" inside a story I wrote. I believe you'll get something from this story too: The Fisherman ~

9/22/2011 10:56:37 AM
ESA United States
Another childhood favorite, "The Three Little Pigs" was used as the basis for this story: The SoCal Pigs ~

But I believe you'd also enjoy a recount on the telling of the story (including all the sideline comments from the kids and others): Story Beyond the Story ~

Enjoy. And feel free to share any stories on my blog. Laughing

9/22/2011 12:30:25 PM
Amber Shaffer United States
Amber Shaffer
I loved and still love the book, "The Hungry Little Catipillar."
9/22/2011 12:53:11 PM
Steve United States
My youngest daugther's favorite is "Guess How Much I Love You".  She is 10 now but still likes to read the book sometimes.
9/22/2011 1:02:13 PM
Hannetjie United States
this morning ..just a few minutes before noon you played a song by a male artist...with words like yahwe...let's pray...what is the name of the song and the artist pleeeease
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