Posted by MissyHall | Posted in Adopting Mommy | Posted on 15-08-2012
Tags: adoption, dreams, Missy Hall, Olympics, quotes
We have had the Olympics on our minds, and we have been hearing a lot about reaching for our dreams. It takes time, effort and a lot of hard work to reach those dreams. Well, I have some dreams, and sometimes my heart aches because it is going to take all of us to make these dreams come true. I say HOW? HOW?, but I know the answer: through taking one step that I can do today, and by through making our priorities the things that matter most.
I have a dream:
that all kids would have clean water.
Across the globe, more than 3,000 children die each day from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities. (www.unicefusa.org)
that all kids would have some food in their bellies when they go to sleep at night.
Prices for basic food like rice, maize, wheat, oil, sugar and salt are skyrocketing, forcing millions of the world’s poorest children into severe malnourishment and starvation (unicefusa.org)
that all kids would have a chance at education.
In the aftermath of war, often nothing can make a child feel more secure than having a school to go to. After the Rwandan genocide, 800,000 people were dead and 95,000 children were orphaned. Many children had witnessed horrible violence or were forced to commit atrocities. For these children, going back to school meant a return to normalcy. (unicefusa.org)
that all kids would have the delight and support of at least one parent.
According to reports, there were more than 400,500 children in the US foster system in 2011. (http://faq.acf.hhs.gov)
I’m not the first to have these dreams, and I know I must re-focus myself constantly. Olympic athletes are focused on one goal and they are not distracted, not veering to the left or to the right. These quotes hit the target in the bullseye.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“It’s the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” Mother Teresa
“Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.” Wess Stafford, President, Compassion International (Oh man, his book: Too Small to Ignore, rocked my world!)
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein