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Another Day In Paradise

I honestly love my life. Even on the tough days, I know I have it better than most. Tragedy strikes individuals and entire countries as the news has shown us again today. You are probably most like me and are enjoying the comforts of your American life: food will be on the table tonight, your family is safely enjoying a leisurely afternoon.

Complacency is an easy life. We can read the news and do nothing. We can even justify it to ourselves by saying, "There is nothing I can do." But I'd like to challenge you to think for a few moments longer and ask yourself if that is really the truth. Do you really believe there is nothing you can do?? What happened to the heart of our souls that believed we could do ANYTHING? Or was that just a belief that you could do "anything" that would make you happy? Or successful? Or well-known?

Do we really believe that our comfortable lives are more valuable than those who have lived or will live through suffering? Do we think we are making the world better for our children by being passive and unaffected by wrong in the world? The odds are that nothing you will do to help another today is going to cause you to risk your life. But it could change a life. It could give life... and hope.

Moms, you know the strength you have inside, because that is what keeps you going when the sleeplessness or helplessness of raising children becomes overwhelming. Will you take the time to teach them what is most important?

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