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Political Compassion, People!

Published October 18, 2012 by Natalie D. Sparrow

Recently, my five-year old son and another boy did a re-enactment of the political debate for their classroom. I’m very proud of him because he has always been with me. He never went to preschool since I decided to teach him myself until the required school age. Time flew for us, and my baby officially began his first year in school this last September. I thought he would have a hard time being away from home but I think it was really me having an issue with the inevitable fact that they grow so fast.

At first he was very quiet and shy in class, but all of sudden he’s a debater. (I think I know where he gets that from.) Later, I found out he was chosen to re-enact Mitt Romney, and I had to let him watch the debate so he can get some tips from both grown men.

I wont go into which side I’m on because quite frankly despite the fact that I am a strong “who cares,” to me most politicians are  puppets on a string. I would hate to lose my peace especially to individuals who more often than not cowardly succumb to the desires of special interest groups. I know of quite a few people who disassociate themselves from those they we’re friends with or close to,  just because they differ at the polls. I truly abhor that and it makes me nauseous to hear the same people speak about unconditional love or loving thy neighbor. Where is the love in that? It is important to vote and express ourselves regarding all the issues, but in the process and during the campaigns let’s have some political compassion with those around us.

Don’t lose the peace people!

The sweetest and cutest debater

Anyway, back to  the sweetest and cutest debater in the world. I couldn’t believe that my son actually watched the entire debate. I think he was tired because I doubt he understood much of what was actually being said (at least I would hope so). The next day, he did very well and it was a positive experience for him. “I hope everyone has food,” his main repetitive line gave me goosebumps and made me smile proudly. I’m sure he learned a lot from  watching the debate and the entire experience. However, I couldn’t help but notice that perhaps it is the politicians and the adults that need to sit in a classroom full of five-year old children for a few minutes to get some tips from them. Yes, little people fight and disagree but at the end of the day,  the argument is forgotten and you’ll most likely find them playing and working together on assignments. The friendship is restored and they have their peace!!!

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Published September 21, 2012 by Natalie D. Sparrow

I love music that offers positive and encouraging messages, I act like a little child with a brand new toy when I find a new and inspiring song. I can’t really keep a beat myself but I know music has the power to transform and bring us together in such a powerful way. Today was  great day for my Google and You-tube music search since I was automatically re-directed to awesome music from different International Day of Peace sites. I heard so many today, that I really enjoyed and will be adding to my play-list. I know we should have Peace Day every day to show our dissatisfaction with the way things are now and to focus on our hope of a better future. In many ways, music and the arts can play a constant role on this not just on peace day but everyday. Here is a post I’m re-blogging from To Be Aware. Love the post and of course Michael Jackson’s song!

NS

 

To Be Aware

It is coming,
It is truly coming.
It can be felt moving through space,
A new era of world unity and love.

The day, in which all stories will be unfold, is very close.
stories about countries, about religions, about seperation – will all be dropped at once.

May all weapons be dropped to the ground,
all boarders be removed,
all lies, blind hatred, unkindness be fade away.

may all sentient beings be free from suffering.

LOVE.

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