Precious Little Commodities
A doctor once said to me, in conversation, that children are precious little commodities. It was a kind statement, showing that he believed that children are very valuable and important. I admired that doctor, because he was always pleasant and kind. I met him many years ago, when I worked as a secretary in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Dept. at a medical college complex. He was on the staff, and quick to stop to talk with me about a variety of things. He was always professional in his conduct, carrying himself with dignity, yet with friendliness. I've always thought a lot of him, and am glad to honor children with his phrase.
I believe that children are precious to God. I don't understand why all of the atrocious things that children suffer are allowed by God to happen. This does not mean that I don't trust God. It means that I don't understand. I will be glad when it is all over, and children won't have to suffer anymore. Children are suffering everyday neglect and abuse, as well as horrendous things that you or I could never imagine. No Christians that I know of, local or national, ever address the unbelievable torture and murder of children, that goes on everyday, through family members as well as strangers. The systematic and crippling emotional and physical abuse, as well as the torturous murder is too much for most to face I guess, because we have no answers.
This is a site list of all types of resources for adults to use to reach out and help children, directly or indirectly, theirs and others. I got the idea from a website that I discovered about 10 years ago. It was titled Mickey's Place In The Sun, and I think it no longer exists. It was an amazing site with pages and pages of links to resources on behalf of children's rights. I was so impressed by that site that I said one day I was going to do that. This is my beginning...
Don't turn your back to the truth.
Don't look away.
Reach out and help a child today.
You can help in some way.
I have 3 Pinterest boards designed to help children. Please visit and re-pin some of my pins. Thank you.
Received By Angels - children who have died because of neglect and/or mistreatment.
Missing Children - children whose whereabouts are unknown, and are thought to be endangered.
Make This World A Better Place - goodwill towards mankind and doing our part to make life better for others.
Stop It Now! - Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
We provide support, information and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities.
National Children's Alliance - empowers local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse.
StopBullying.gov - provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.