I have a heart warming post for you today that will show that there is still some good happening in our world and some of it involves selfless acts from children. You will love it.
In our world now, there is so much happening that is terribly disheartening and troubling for us all, young and old alike. Some of the things which I have witnessed in my adult life, fill me with absolute dread and I really don’t Iknow what kind of childhood I could endure if I lived through these as a child.It has caused me to wonder at the plight children nowadays face. Manmade as well as natural disasters seem to be always with us! As terrifying as these are, I don’t think we should try to insulate our kids from it all and let them pretend that they live in a bubble.
I know we should not force it down their throat, but I do believe we should make them aware of some possibilities. They will be more resilient and less shocked when they are faced with certain adversities, whether personal or otherwise.
Take cancer for example. This is such a ravaging disease. Whilst I have not been personally affected by this, I know of a number of people who have battled with it, including children.
Anyway, to the point I really want to make about selfless acts of giving from children. Stay with me, it’s good.
Last year I was talking with my daughter about cancer in general and childhood cancer in particular. She seemed quite interested so I shared a number of the effects with her. She was particularly touched by the fact that some children lose their hair and she wanted to know what they did when that happened.
So we did some Internet research together and that is how we came across The Little Princess Trust. This is an organization that uses donated hair to make wigs for children who lose their hair due to cancer or any other illness.
She decided there and then that she would grow her hair and then donate it when it was long enough so that children who had hair loss due to cancer could benefit. And that is what she did. She now is an advocate for the Little Princess Trust. Before I decided to talk to her about these matters, she did not even know about the deleterious effects of cancer nor about what we can do to help. Now she tells people what she has done to help others with the hope that they too will donate to benefit those who suffer.
She is very proud of the certificate she has received for the donation but she is even more pleased that she has been able to help.
So I say, talk to them about such matters and let them decide if and how they should help.
By the way, if you or your children would like to help, the address is:
Recently I watched a Rotary club awards service for young people who were active campaigners for others in even more difficult circumstances. One boy who really stood out for me was a teenager who came from very difficult circumstances and came to this country as a refugee. He has taken it upon himself to help others both in and out of his family to have a better life. Such selfless acts.
would you allow your little ones to get involved with charitable acts? Let us know your views in the comment box below.