Lately, a favorite activity of Mini Me’s is making PowerPoint presentations…something they are doing at school this year I gather. One of her favorites is titled “Cutie Babies”.
Babies are cuties…it’s true, but the sad fact is that tens of thousands of innocent babies, toddlers, preschoolers, tweens and teens live in conditions that give them very little to smile about. SpReAd the Love Challenge #2 is coming to a close. If you haven’t yet been able, consider sharing some love with an at risk child and letting us know about your gift. I live in an area that is pretty idyllic in the context of the modern world, but not 10 miles from my house, there is building that provides a safe harbor for women who have fled abusive homes…very often with just their children and the clothes on their back. This agency provides them temporary refuge and helps to outfit them as they find new homes.
I dropped my tiny donation today, and as usual, they were hugely appreciative. Even this small bit helps. If you email JazzBaby or me by Sunday, we can include your kindness in the amount that will be matched money for kindness as a donation to Richard Armitage’s Just Giving Charities (several of which are child centered).
I’ll leave you today with a quote from Sitting Bull…renowned among the Lakota Sioux for his commitment to the past, present and future of the Sioux Nation. His is a timeless sentiment that transcends race or creed:
“Let us put our minds together and see what kind of life we can make for our children.”