September 20, 2012 · 4:03 am
The theory that children are shaped, for life, in the first 5 years of their small lives has been proven to be true.
The effect of how they are loved, taught, held, or hurt can be found in the hallways of our schools, every day.
This essay is one of the best I have seen on the power for good or evil that all adults but especially parents hold when it comes to their children.All adults have the power to kill a small child’s life before it ever begins. Killing doesn’t mean murdering the body; it means murdering the soul, the spirit and the mind of the child before the child ever has a chance to live and love in our world.
This post clearly states the case for all of us to make the effort to make our children’s lives safe and happy places for them to live, learn and love. Please read it. Please share it. Please try to think about it before you choose (and it is a choice, folks) to snap at your child, to slap your child with words or your hand, to do damage to your child that lives inside of them, forever.
My Dad used to tell me this when I started dating. “Don’t listen to what they (boys) say; watch what they do.” This same perspective is what your kids, our kids do every day. They do NOT do what we say…they do what we do.
Please try to consider the fragility of these wonderful, bright shiny children who arrive so eager, so willing to learn and think about what you teach them.
Think What You Want.
Filed under Death & Dying, Education, Life & Death, Love and Marriage
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January 7, 2012 · 7:40 am
Both women were actresses. Both were slim, both beautiful.
But unlike the woman whose last name she shares, Audrey Hepburn, the elegant, beautiful fashion plate, the woman who shared the screen with a Who’s Who of Hollywood’s leading men, turned away from acting in films to acting on a far larger stage – saving the lives of children around the world.
Her drive to do that may have come from her stint as the goodwill ambassador for UNICEF but Hepburn didn’t just do her bit and walk off stage. She used her name and fame to tell the world about the needs of children living in the United States and the half dozen continents she visited.
From 1989 until just before her death in 1993, Hepburn continued to travel, talk, testify before Congress and tell anyone she could reach just how important the work of saving children’s lives was.
Her dedication to this cause lives on today in the fund started by her sons and her long time companion – the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund.
So, why write about a woman, an actress, long dead and no longer able to be heard? Because she may be gone but her work, the personal investment that this one woman made in helping to save children continues 18 years later.
Sure, she had a leg up. She had wealth, fame and a following but so did Katharine Hepburn. Only one of these Hollywood legends used all of the weapons she had to make a difference in our world. That’s why Audrey Hepburn made my list of 365 people and organizations who are changing the world.