Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain: my two cents:

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This condition brings tears to my eyes. If you meditate, develop gratitude and a sense a giving, seeing children suffer is incredibly painful.
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One in five kids in the United States lives in poverty, incredible!
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Our priorities as a nation suck.
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We have plenty of wealth to fulfill Maslovs hierarchy of needs for every child living in poverty.
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People, we journey together not in competition.
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If you want to be happy, bend down and help a needy child.
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You will find a jackpot behind the action of helping kids, not fulfilling personal desires.
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I used to look the other way at the homeless, the poor, the needy.
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They made me feel uncomfortable, actually they scared me.
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One of my fears, as an abused little boy was to be abandoned.
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I see why suffering kids summon such a deep hurtful reaction now.
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Please take some action to help poor kids.
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We can not heal everyone, but we can give, take action and change some.
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Mindfulness is not static, it does not stay on that cushion, it is alive and calling you to action.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on August 5, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Giving does not have to cost you a cent!

    I support a local women’s shelter. I discovered many of the things I might give to Goodwill, linens such as blankets, sheets, towels, clothing, are items they are in great need of.

    Toiletries – I was given bubble bath, never used, and some other miscellaneous items and donated them as well.

    Last winter, I used my left over yard for projects to knit hats for the women and children. I know others contribute coats, hats etc, and can visualize the women and children picking out their new items to keep them warm. I’m starting new ones for this winter.

    I felt such joy when I dropped off those items, for knowing that I, have helped,make a difference, in a small way to their lives,at such a difficult and uncertain time.

    Showing that others really do care about them.

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