Feb 22 2008

6,574 Days

I ran across this quote on another blog the other day …

“There are only 6,574 days between a child’s birth and their eighteenth birthday. Don’t waste a single one.”

I have no idea who first said it but it kind of puts the brevity of life into a new light, doesn’t it? Makes you want to move “spend more time with my child” up on life’s priority list.

We have a collection of quotes about children and poverty on our web site. Check it out … some of the names might surprise you.

Do you have a favorite quote about children or poverty? Let me know.

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  1. K-eM
    Feb 25, 2008
    at 5:21 pm

    Chinese Proverb

    A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark.

  2. Julie
    Apr 1, 2008
    at 10:59 am

    Amazing…you wrote this 3 days before my 1st born’s 18th birthday and it HAS been SO brief…and I am rejoicing and mourning all at the same time. One way we have tried not to waste our days with her is to have raised her as a child sponsor and advocate for the poor. So proud to say she is both.

  3. Apr 1, 2008
    at 11:17 am

    Julie, what a great legacy to leave through your daughter!

  4. Mike Stephens
    Mar 22, 2009
    at 12:31 pm

    Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
    (Proverbs 22:6)

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