Imagine, if you are given a chance to rule the world, what would you do?
Well ... if I ruled the world, I would create a world that is safe for children. Every time when I heard a child is being kidnapped or hurt by someone, my heart felt like being twisted and it bothered me so much that I was awaken in the middle of the night. One time, I was watching this movie about children trafficking that was happening in Mexico. It was simply mind boggling! Why? The movie was made based on true stories.
That reminded me of another article that I read on my way vacationing somewhere couple years ago describing how young brides were bought by foreigners in rural areas of India. And after the honeymoons were over, they were literally returned to the family. And the dowry was not even worth mentioning.
Another instance of a true story was told by a tour guide when I was in China that kids were kidnapped then asked to steal as well as begging for money on the streets. They were often beaten so they could attract more income.
In this world that we are living in today, unfortunately we can't protect all of the children in the world. But, I am hoping we can help each other to protect all the children that we have come in contact. Bit by bit, perhaps we can go back to the time when we used to play outside without worrying that someone might snatch or hurt us. And I hope I don't have to rule the world to see that day again ...
Until next stop,
Journey of Life