Sunday, June 1, 2008

Martian Child

I love movies. It's one of my favorite ways to pass the time. To relax. To enjoy myself. I like a lot of movies, but I wouldn't say they were my favorite. I have only two movies that have made that list: Sweet Home Alabama & The Notebook. Both are amazing love stories that warm my heart. Well, this week, I've finally added a 3rd movie to my favorites list...


This movie is newer and it's starring John Cusak and a new kid (I can't remember his name, but he's an amazing young actor.) Anyway, this movie inspired me beyond words! It's such a great movie about kids/people who don't quite "fit it", who always feel "different" and the people who finally do SEE them. 

I feel so strongly that children need to be SEEN. A lot of ideas and feelings form as a child and will shape who they turn out to be and how they see themselves and the world around them. If we can love them unconditionally and inflict the LEAST amount of damage possible, they just might turn out with less problems later in life. Now, I know that there are a million factors that go into that, such as, how a child perceives things, even if it's not reality. But, I also know that there is so much more we can do for the children of the world than what we are doing. So many parents, teachers and other major people of influence in children's lives today are FAILING THEM!!! And unfortunately, many adults know it and simply don't care. They don't have the time or energy or know-how to make the different. They don't make the effort, because it's easier to look the other way. 

Well, here's me on my soap's time to make a difference. It's time to love the children. It's time to SEE the children. It's time to MAKE time for the children. It's time to put the effort into the children. 

Watch this movie - it will inspire you to make that difference!!!