In a recent email from my daughter’s teacher this quote really resonated with me:
“If a child has been able to play, to give up his whole living being to the world around him, he will be able to, in the serious tasks of latter life, devote himself with confidence and power to the service of the world.”
I also found the ones below while searching for the first (I had accidentally deleted the email in a tidy-up of my inbox). I found these to be inspiring too. So much so that I wanted to share them here.
“Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.”
“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”
“If, during the first period of life, we create an atmosphere of gratitude around the children, then out of this gratitude toward the world, toward the entire universe, and also out of thankfulness for being able to be in this world, a profound and warm sense of devotion will arise . . . upright, honest, and true.”