Thursday, August 19, 2010

World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Day. It is perfect time to reflect upon those in our big human family who do not have the basic human rights that most of us in our country enjoy.

We can reflect upon the millions of people
including children
who have no food to eat; no clean water to drink;
who bury their families
who have succumbed to preventable diseases;
and upon those for whom education is but a dream.

We should pause to think about those
who by a simple trip to get water,
risk physical harm and rape.

Today we celebrate the freedom, safety and security awarded us - our human rights,
and remember those
who do not.

Today can be a day in which we become inspired to make right
that which is wrong. 

Just a thought ...

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