Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:20:23 AM
I'd like to share a story about a girl falling through life, so you can evaluate yours and maybe think twice.
A young girl that has seen too much,
she spent years believing,
dreaming of better days.
Her bones broken and beaten,
swallowed by sadness, hallowed by fear.
Driven by desire, still willing to survive.
Each night, planning the escape, twisting her fate.
A better life with less frightening sights.
Her family, if they could just see
Her potential is monumental
That girl would give anything
To improve the lives of those that are kind
The ones never given a chance to truly live or feel alive.
No hope. No hero.
The hurt can help but well,
One has to choose to make painful memories count.
There is a reason, you just have to see it.
We are all susceptible to the inevitable but our existence holds meaning.
Driven by that dreaming, and that learning, and that churning in your stomach telling you its only a matter of time until everything will be fine.
Her only purpose was to write and inspire.
YOU! FIND YOUR DESIRE!
Strength can be a plant growing through the cracks of a broken life.
Will you heed her advice and fight to find your light or give into the blight and forget the importance of your life?
That is the message I would like kids everywhere to learn and remember.
Everyday all over the globe, children are forced to grow up way too fast and without a sense of direction. They've seen the world in a frightening light, where scary people are always right, and they try and try with all their might but how can we possibly expect these kids to keep their goals in sight?
We impact each and every person we interact with daily. For one month each year, I propose that we keep our focus as adults on showing kids of all ages that despite the life they were born into, that every single one of them has the potential for greatness. It's time we taught these kids how to use their pasts as their inspiration.
Non- profit organizations like the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America are great places to start mentoring kids. I urge adults to share their own life experiences and help mold a brighter future for just one child.