Helping Children Through Difficult Times
If you look to the ground
You’ll see gravel and sand
And dirt and mud and the rest of the land.
If you look to the horizon
You’ll see far, far away
And the breathtaking sun at the dawn of the day.
If you look to the heavens
You’ll see Venus and Mars
And the marvelous moon with her friends the stars.
But, when your children have taken a spill
There’s one more place to look if you will.
It’s square in the eyes of the ones you hold near
Your family, your children, your loved ones, your dears
Just walk right up to them
Take both their hands
Don’t look down to the ground
Or off to the land
Or up to the sky
By the end of the day
Look right in their eyes
And simply say,
“I love you, I see you.
I’m looking your way.”
Peter Stewart is a multifaceted teacher, performer, author, and composer. Currently, he is the director of Sing and Learn Music, founder of Project Pride, and leader of the Potato Chip Band. He can be reached by email at PrideNow@aol.com.