When we realize that everything we do has a consequence for our children.
If we consider, before we act, how our actions will affect the children in our community.
We could not make the mistakes that have led to degradation of the environment and our
society. The answer is simple. If everyone woke up everyday and asked themselves,
What can I do for the children in my community today?
And let this be the guiding principle for their day no matter what their profession and then
at the end of the day reflected on the actions in terms of the children by asking,
What have I done for the children in my community today?
Then the world would be a better place.
No one would pollute.
No one would cut social, environmental, education, housing, nutrition and social welfare
programs that help people.
No one would add gratuitous fees to health care, or social welfare programs.
Insurance can be converted to direct health care programming.
Housing would only be provided in the context of wellness promoting health, education
and work force training programs and only as a temporary solution with a time limit and
adequate progress towards a goal as the guiding principle.Never punitive always positive.
Everyone deserves a place to live, a way to make a living and the chance to improve their
lives. Children deserve a place to play and a nurturing environment with proper nutrition
role models and a positive outlook for their futures.
This is all in the best interest of the economy and would increase productivity for the
country as a whole in spite of the rhetoric to the contrary.
None of these things is more expensive than the ongoing wars that plagues the world.
These are the things that would increase the quality of life for all.
The world would be a better place if everyone considered the outcomes of their actions on
the children in their community on a daily basis especially the politicians, human service,
and education administrators. Peaceful solutions peaceful actions mindful lives well lived.