As parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles we get so busy living life we forgot to live! Somewhere along the way we forget what it is like to be a child.
As we fight for our future we have to remember that our world today is our children’s reality. They are not thinking ahead in time like we are – they are wondering why we don’t have time today!
It appears that in our rush to ensure we all have a future with a bigger house, a better car we have forgotten who we are fighting for! I would like to make a plea to everyone to look down. Look beside you. Look across the street. See that little person there? The big eyes and the scared look belong to them. As you continue to whisper about solutions with your partner, with your friends, coworkers, neighbors don’t forget who is listening. Don’t leave that little person in the shadows, for is it not him or her you are fighting for?
As you busy yourself with your everyday tasks, are you so busy living life that you are forgetting to live? When was the last time you sat down and listened to the children in your life? What are you doing today to shape this little person so he does not repeat the same mistakes you have made over the years? Are you so full of despair and urgency that you are forgetting to teach, forgetting to love, forgetting to live?
These little people are the ones that will be taking over when our work here is done, it is them that will have to live in the world that we have created – ask yourself this, is this future world the one I want the children I love to live in?
Can you put yourself on the backburner for one day in order to ensure this crazy world of ours has a chance at a real future?
Talk to a child today – take the time to listen – they have a lot to teach you!