Be who you needed when you were younger.
Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hey everyone! I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. The guy behind Kid President, Brad Montague, reminds people to, “Be who you needed when you were younger.” As we think through this reminder, some of us will have fond memories of adults who were present and instrumental in our lives. It also requires us being will to think about the needs we had as kids that went unmet. We can’t go back to childhood, but we can be to kids now what we needed then. In this ever-changing, perplexing world, we can probably agree on some of the characteristics of adults that all kids need.
Kids need adults who tell them how much they are loved.
Kids need adults who challenge them and celebrate with them.
Kids need adults who stay calm in the midst of storms, both literally and figuratively.
Kids need adults who are kind to others, whether they agree with them or not.
Kids need safe adults who will pull them into bear hugs and not let go for a couple of minutes.
Kids need adults who teach them to stand up for their beliefs in a respectful way.
Kids need adults who laugh easily.
Kids need adults who know when to speak and when to stay quiet.
Kids need adults who will help them walk through mistakes they’ve made.
Kids need adults who accept them just as they are.
Let’s remember, kids will always need adults. You may not have children, or your children may now be out of your home, but as an adult, you will always be needed. Kids need YOU. James 3:13 says, “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” Kids need each of us to live a good life, with humble actions that is driven by the wisdom and understanding we’ve gained from our experiences, from others more mature than us, and from our Lord and His scripture. Let’s be who we needed when we were younger. Live the way you want to be remembered.
See you next week.