Madness has overtaken our world: no question about it.
Innocent civilians in nations across the world are either being bombed, shot, and/or taught to fear and hate. Just hours ago, the same old pattern: in Mali this time: terrorists swarming a building, taking hostages, shooting civilians.
In this dark hour, all I can think of is holding my friends and family close, and being kind to strangers. If you already support a charity, I can only suggest redoubling your efforts, as some of us are trying to do. We can be a positive difference in the world, and though helping someone in need in USA or Japan or UK or India or Singapore or Malaysia or Europe will not directly help those struggling with terrorism in Syria or Lebanon or Mali or Paris, your positivity will have its butterfly effect.
Like this Dad says to his son : They may have guns, but we have flowers. A few million of us who’ve watched this video, agree.
So instead of growling at each other on social media (Should we take in refugees? Are all Muslims violent? Should we only take in Christian Refugees? ) , I urge everyone who is in a position to physically or financially help out those in need, to do so.
Now, more than ever. Teach the children of this world about Compassion. Teach them how hating each other is like the nose hating the toes for being different.
If you want to support a genuine organization trying to help children with a few dollars (as little as 5 dollars or Euros would help), where each cent of your money will go to the kids themselves, donate here. I’ve supported them for years, and seen them closely.
This place is run by a woman with a large heart, exactly the kind that can protect us from guns, with flowers. Anouradha Bakshi teaches these kids to see with the eyes of the Heart.
Or, find another place, people, or cause to add your positive energy to. Do something for a person or animal or plant without concern for your own material benefit. We cannot fight darkness, we need to light a candle in order to make it melt away.
To all of you, my blog family, I hold you in my heart, I send you my love, I send you joy, and the strength to kiss guns with flowers.
Has the recent spate of attacks all over the world affected you? How has it made you feel? Where do you think a concrete solution lies? Do you have a few dollars to spare for these kids from Projectwhy ? Do you think the answer lies in what we teach our children?
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