In the wake of the tragedy in Sandy Hook and actually all over this world we can all agree that our children are drowning. Drowning in adult decisions or lack thereof and the seemingly selfish way of thinking that has been adopted in our society. We have to turn around and look down and help them up. Ask yourself in this new year with all of its hopes and wonders have I made a difference in the life of a child other than my own? Am I making a big enough difference in the lives of my own children? You know the best way to find the honest answer to these questions, ask the children around you. If you are willing they will provide you very candid and honest answers that will help you grow as a person but also help them help you meet their needs. I have heard of and tried to adopt a philosophy that was presented to me at my church. Forgive me if I can’t remember the source they referenced but the goal is that for every child in your life there is at least five adults participating in that child’s life. Those five adults do not include the child’s parent(s). Could this be all that is needed to help Our Kids? I’m not sure but is it an excellent starting point YES! We have to begin to understand that our kids need us not the other way around. I hear so often that people are doing things for their kids, they love for their kids, they are going to school for their kids, etc. The only issue I have with this is that the kids very rarely have been consulted when it comes to these actions, thus we have a bunch of kids watching adults that work hard around them, through them, for them and near them. But no one is there for them, listening to them, participating in their needs and wants, preparing them and/or assisting them. As I have previously posted my goal is to set a good example for my children but that also means allowing them to have a voice so that the example I am setting isn’t intimidating and overwhelming so they are loss in the process. Our Kids are drowning in our inconsistencies and inconsideration. I heard recently on one of the many news channels that just a show of love could save so many lives. What does that mean to you and me? It means become a part of the five in a child’s life or multiple children. Become more than just a place to hang out, become what you wished you had more of when you were growing up. Become the beacon of light in what seems to be a dark world. Most times all it takes is that extra moment of listening to the answer when the question is asked “How are you today” and taking the conversation further than just “Ok” or “Good”. All in all the next few articles that I will be posting will be focused on as we continue to work within our families to improve we can also help improve the life of a child. Think about it, have you or could you or would you be willing to make a difference in the life of a child if it meant that thousands of lives could be saved because of it?
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