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A Hug And On The Cheek Kissed
Author Lesley Voth
Its a gorgeous morning, the air is fresh, sky has turned from night to sky blue
With a deep breath and a stretch, I am glad to be alive. Arn’t you?
Not for Christopher Lane, he will not see another day
He was shot in the back in a cruel and unforgivable way
Two black boys, they were bored wanted some fun
No thought for him or the hearts they tore apart, a Mothers beautiful son
Mr President, Al Sharpton, and Mr Jackson where are you now?
You made a hero of a boy who injured and attacked a man, thats how
Mr President is it that he was white you cannot visualize him to be your son
Was it your place to comment, no, it was not but too late the damage has been done
A man has been sent into hiding cannot show his face
An excuse for black kids, to kick and punch. These kids show no grace
Yes I am angry as ALL Australians naturally will be
Yes there will be repercussions, Traveller’s less from there you will see
I cannot imagine how this would tear at ones heart, how crushed one would feel
I am sure they will cry for a life time and would find the pain hard to heal
Never met you Christopher but I know you will be missed
A wonderful memory for your Mum and Dad when you walked in the door, a hug and on the cheek kissed
I read this article today and was fascinated by it. I guess I am not so concerned about giving children an equal start in life as I believe we all have our own individual destiny at the beginning of our life, I was intrigued about the fact it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
Anyway I thought it was a very interesting article and something I did not know about.
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package – a gift from the government – is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuit, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.
“Not only was it offered to all mothers-to-be but new legislation meant in order to get the grant, or maternity box, they had to visit a doctor or municipal pre-natal clinic before their fourth month of pregnancy,” says Heidi Liesivesi, who works at Kela – the Social Insurance Institution of Finland.
This is an article from the website Inside Oblivia. I thought it was worth sharing and maybe help you get over some bumps.
Drink plenty of water.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Live with the 3 E’s–Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
Play more games.
Read more books than you did in 2011.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Smile and laugh more.
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
Do the right thing!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
The best is yet to come.
Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
I have been to Banff and this is very true.
I thought this video was so cool I had to share it. Just waking up with the ring would be good enough for me as I would not swap my husband.
According to National Geographic the Earths population will hit 7 Billion in 2011
World Population « 2% of the population owns 50% of the wealth.
Life Expectancy « Because of improved health care, the average life expectancy has risen from 52 years in 1960 to 69 years today.
Migration Rate « More than 200 million people – over 3 percent of the world’s population – live outside the country in which they were born.
Internet users « Most of the world accesses the internet through computers shared in libraries, offices, or internet cafes.
Personal computers « Computers are still a luxury for most of the world because of cost and lac of infrastructure that delivers reliable electricity and internet connections.
Years of Education « Increases in education affect not only economic development but population: The more education a woman receives, the fewer children she is likely to bear.