Recently I was at the pediatricians office with my daughter for her yearly physical. At our doctor’s office newborns and teenagers have a separate room that the wait in. Younger children have their own waiting room
While we were waiting a lady came in and sat down across from us with a beautiful baby girl. She had to be about a month old. I probably made her mom feel awkward because I kept staring at her baby. Not only is she adorable but I couldn’t help but think about what her future would be like. What changes would she see in this world? What new technology will there be? Will there finally be a cure for diseases that cut lives short?
I couldn’t help but glance at my own daughter. She’s 16 years old. She’s a typical teenager whose life is controlled by her smartphone and texting. She also drives me bonkers about wanting to get her driver’s license and a job.
Even in my daughter’s 16 years on this Earth things have changed so much. We’ve gone from VHS tapes to Blu-rays and from flip phones to smartphones in just a few years.
Even though there have been some amazing advances in science and technology, I still fear for my kid’s futures. Wars, terrorism, changes in the environment and weather, new diseases… these things worry me – sometimes to the point of not sleeping at night.
The world can be an amazing place - and a scary place all at the same time. I want to do whatever I cam to make the world a better place for my children – and all children. Whether it’s recycling, volunteering, donating… I will do what it takes to make the world a better place.
Today is Universal Children’s Day (November 20, 2013). I think we should all stop and take a few moments to think about the children of this world (not only our own but around the globe) as well as children who have not yet been born and future children. What do you think that YOU can do to make the world a better place for them?
Check out this video from Unilever. This post is sponsored by Unilever, however this post is written entirely by me.
Hopefully this video will give you ”food for thought”.
What did you think of the video? I know it really got me thinking.
Unilever has launched a new initiative to encourage and motivate people like me and you to adopt a sustainable lifestyle that will not only benefit us, but also future generations. It’s called Project Sunlight.
Project Sunlight wants to inspire people to take three simple steps to help make this world a better place.
SEE a brighter future.
ACT by doing small things which not only benefit our environment but also betters our society.
JOIN the Project Sunlight movement and become a part of a global community of like minded individuals and organizations.
I think we can ALL devote time to making the world a better place. Start by taking simple steps, like recycling, volunteering to read books to children, growing a garden and donating some of the crops to a local food bank… there are so many things we can do.
Unilver is helping to launch Project Sunlight by donation to 2 million children.
Please tell your family and friends about this initiative. To encourage others please share the small things that you do to make this world a brighter place on your social networking sites. Please use the hashtag #BrightFuture so that others can read about what you are doing and inspire them to do the same.
One person can make a difference – imagine what it would be like if we all came together to change the world for the better?
How do YOU try and make the world a better place? Has this post inspired you in any way? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.