A song I used to sing in Sunday school at church, reminds me of my own love for children and why I wanted to grow up to be a teacher.
The line that sticks the most, ” red and yellow, black or white, they are precious in His sight.”
We tend to be a world of selfish peoples, thinking only of ourselves and our own immediate needs and never truly wanting to go out of our way to change the world by each of us sharing love. I mean the kind of love that sees beyond what we have and what we do and what we look like. The kind of love that has the power to change the world.
I recently read an article where a journalist photographed children’s rooms around the world. She photographed the rich as well as the poor. The three things that caught my eye the most were the lack of smiles at all on the children’s faces and the lack of any spark of happiness in their eyes. The look was cold and hopeless, whether rich or poor. The third thing was the responses from the readers and how they judged success by how many meaningless, materialistics things one would have.
What stumbles me and saddens me is how, world-wide, we state that the children our the hope of the future and then we do nothing to offer them hope for that future. We offer them little love and happiness and simply require they learn how to do things regardless of giving love or helping to add happiness. We simply neglect our roles as mentors to show them love and honor and bring happiness to build their hopes and dreams. What kind of a world will we be creating for the future by neglecting our responsibility to share love and hope with the children of today?
To read the link and see the photographs of the children around the world and how they live, click the link below:
( the views of this writer are not necessarily the views of this article, however, the humor in it must be seen)
There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo.
Please use in that order.
Bill Cosby has a great way of “distilling”things.
Looks like he’s done it again!
(AMERICA NEEDS A CANDIDATE WITH THIS PLATFORM!!)
I (Bill Cosby) HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IN THE YEAR 2012.
HERE IS MY PLATFORM:
(1). Any use of the phrase: ‘Press 1 for English’is immediately BANNED!!! English is the official language; speak it or wait outside of our borders until you can.
(2). We will immediately go into a two year isolationist attitude in order to straighten out the greedy big business posture in this country. America will allow NO imports, and we’ll do no exports. We will use the ‘Wal-Mart‘s policy, ‘If we ain’t got it, you don’t need it.’ We’ll make it here and sell it here!
(3). When imports are allowed, there will be a 100% import tax on it coming in here.
(4). All retired military personnel will be required to man one of the many observation towers located on the southern border of the United States (six month tour). They will be under strict orders notto fire onSOUTH BOUND aliens.
(5). Social Security will immediately return to its original state. If you didn’t put nuttin in, you AIN’T getting nuttin out. Neither the President nor any other politician will be able to touch it.
(6). Welfare. — Checks will be handed out on Fridays, at the end of the 40 hour school week, the successful completion of a urinalysis test for drugs, and passing grades.
(7). Professional Athletes — Steroids? The FIRST time you check positive you’re banned from sports … for life.
(8). Crime — We will adopt the Turkish method, i.e., the firsttime you steal, you lose your right hand. There is no more ‘life sentences’. If convicted of murder, you will be put to death by the same method you chose for the victim you killed: gun, knife, strangulation, etc.
(9). One export of ours will be allowed: wheat; because the world needs to eat. However, a bushel of wheat will be the EXACT price of a barrel of oil.
(10). All foreign aid, using American taxpayer money, will immediately cease and the saved money will help to pay off the national debt and, ultimately, lower taxes. When disasters occur around the world, we’ll ask The American People if they want to donate to a disaster fund, and each citizen can make the decision as to whether, or not, it’s a worthy cause.
(11). The Pledge of Allegiance will be said EVERY day at school and every day in CONGRESS.
(12). The National Anthem will be played at all appropriate ceremonies, sporting events, outings, etc.
My apology is offered if I’ve stepped on anyone’s toes …. nevertheless…..
Sincerely, Bill Cosby
A candidate for everyone, no matter which side of the fence they’re on.