As a former Soldier in the US Army. I was blessed to have visited 46 states and 47 countries. I have been blessed to have friends all around the world. I have seen just how inhumane man can be and the horror of real War. I have seen the good in us all
I have a dream. A dream of people helping people. A dream of making a difference, A dream where the poor are no more. A dream of all the children of the world have food tonight. A dream where there is no such thing as being poor. A dream where we help each other reach our goals. Where education again becomes a priority
Today more and more people are losing their jobs. More and more people are becoming homeless. More and more people are losing their children because they can not afford to feed them!
There are so many families out there that would lose it all if they lost their jobs because they are living pay check to pay check. There are so many out there that believe that they have to get up everyday and go work for someone else just to support their families!
There are so many families around the world right this minute that are starving to death. There are so many families around the world freezing to death because they have nowhere to go!
The number of children living in poverty has increased by 6 million since 2000, and the number of children who fell into poverty between 2008 and 2009 was the largest single-year increase ever recorded.
The number of homeless children in public schools increased 41 percent between the 2006-7 and 2008-9 school years.
In 2009, an average of 15.6 million children received food stamps monthly, a 65 percent increase over 10 years.
A majority of children in all racial groups and 79 percent or more of black and Hispanic children in public schools cannot read or do math at grade level in the fourth, eighth or 12th grades.
The annual cost of center-based child care for a 4-year-old is more than the annual in-state tuition at a public four-year college in 33 states and the District of Columbia.
Of the 47 states with newly enacted budgets, 38 or more states are making deep, identifiable cuts in K-12 education, higher education, health care, or other key areas in their budgets for fiscal year 2012. Even as states face rising numbers of children enrolled in public schools, students enrolled in universities, and seniors eligible for services, the vast majority of states (37 of 44 states for which data are available) plan to spend less on services in 2012 than they spent in 2008
I Dream of a Better World. I dream of a place where all can be understood, such a place where finally a 17 yr old child doesn’t have to kill him self because he was ‘gay”.
I dream of a place where people need not be told anymore what to do, because they already know it, because finally,they’re already guided by their hearts.
I dream of a place where people can be brothers, where people can be friends, where people can be Muslim and Christian and stay to be a people of their faith
I dream of a place where I can paint the world and sing to it my songs; where I can dance when I’m filled with joy; and where I can yell when I can no longer hold back my soul.
I dream of a place, where we all can dream, and make those dreams come true; where clouds are as soft as cotton candies, and where stars are fireflies that roam the night; where children laugh and play and run;
where wings can fly us ’round that magic sky.
Where we don’t have to worry and where don’t have to wait for a brighter tomorrow and a happier today.
Where we can all walk down life’s road in one direction, walking hand in hand, and side by side. I dream of a place
no further than a step, of a world no further than a kiss.
For this world is all we need to have if we could just forget, forgive,and believe in the future
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
— T.E. Lawrence (Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph)
I dream of this world