Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World AIDS Day

For all those lost.

For all those struggling.

For all those who have lost loved ones, friends and family.  Today is World AIDS Day.

Let us all hopes that some day there will be a cure.

We must do better.

Because the children of this world deserve better than indifference or outright hostility.  May we all find true compassion, reaching out with the whole of our hearts, educating ourselves and making better decisions going forward...and may we all never have to face what AIDS orphans are living with -- through no choice of their own -- every single day of their young lives.

Most of all?  May we all find hope as we work, together, toward a cure.

Hope can be such a powerful thing.  Especially when it is coupled with some effort made by all of us to turn that hope into real work, reaching out to one another and making possibilities reality for those who had none.

This is a video from an effort from Save the Children -- one of the many, many groups who are making efforts in communities around the world.  I hope you'll watch it.  Better yet, I hope you think about something you can do in your own community to bring some light to those who could use it this holiday season:

(Ribbon image via Sully Pixel.)

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