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BE FREE CHILDREN – RISE AND SHINE – SMILE WITH A GAPING WIDE MOUTH – LAUGH RAUCOUSLY – BE FREE

September 26, 2016

BE FREE CHILDREN – RISE AND SHINE – SMILE WITH A GAPING WIDE MOUTH – LAUGH RAUCOUSLY – BE FREE

in the forward of the book by Stephen Pimpare called, “The People’s History of Poverty in America,” there is a small chard of a story about a woman in the 1890’s who lived far from the ocean. Her niece takes her to the shore, one day and she feasts on this scene of the waves coming endlessly to the sand and dissipating with a fixed gaze. Tears stream down her cheeks, to this her niece asks if she is well, if there is anything wrong. In response the woman says, “that is the first time in her life, that she ever saw something there was enough of.”

 

# 1 issue is not individuals who are older #1 is families who have nowhere to raise their children and many of these families are single women who have few choices. Trauma among children in America in early childhood impacts 70% of the children. Children are more likely to be the victims of poverty and not having a safe place to rest, study, grow feeling connected and loved. What impact does this have on everyone? It is a ripple effect that is like a vortex swallowing whole the courage to care, to drink, to thirst for a place where one is safe.·

 

I thought you would be interested in this.

in the forward of the book by Stephen Pimpare called, “The People’s History of Poverty in America,” there is a small chard of a story about a woman in the 1890’s who lived far from the ocean. Her niece takes her to the shore, one day and she feasts on this scene of the waves coming endlessly to the sand and dissipating with a fixed gaze. Tears stream down her cheeks, to this her niece asks if she is well, if there is anything wrong. In response the woman says, “that is the first time in her life, that she ever saw something there was enough of.”
 

Thrilled some wonderful young people were able to have a fun Saturday. Thank you Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

 
 # 1 issue is not individuals who are older #1 is families who have nowhere to raise their children and many of these families are single women who have few choices. Trauma among children in America in early childhood impacts 70% of the children. Children are more likely to be the victims of poverty and not having a safe place to rest, study, grow feeling connected and loved. What impact does this have on everyone? It is a ripple effect that is like a vortex swallowing whole the courage to care, to drink, to thirst for a place where one is safe.
 
 trauma robs us of our worth and opportunity, it dulls our senses, if unchecked it settles in and causes many side effects that resilience cannot restore. Many who experience trauma in early childhood are grounded in their development, their lives are cut off. They will languish through hardship over the course of a foreshortened life span. They experience high degrees of behavioral health risks and are treated as though they somehow deserved to suffer in these ways from some failing. Our response the only one that is accurate is compassion and listening, repairing the tears and gashes until the person has a sense that his or her value is priceless.
“one thing that struck me about that video that I sent you is that it was wonderful that the kids and their families got to spend a day at the Children’s Museum but that was like a band-aid on a difficult and untenable situation that includes the hostility of the neighbors toward the shelter. It was both heartwarming and heartbreaking to see how much the kids got out of a few hours of an experience that most middle class families would and do provide for their children without thinking that it’s anything special.”
AMEN       AMEN   AMEN   AMEN AMEN  AMEN  AMEN
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