This I Believe

Dan - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Entered on May 17, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65
Themes: children, hope

I believe in the future. On Saturday, February 11th at 6:22am I became a grandparent.

At that moment and since I imagine this world beyond my life. Well before I will able to teach to teach my grandson anything he has taught me to look at life in a different way.

Like never before I wish and work for a future that all children are liberated from war, starvation and abuse. I hope for a future that does not record color, gender and sexual orientation as a means of defining someone. I hope for a future that disagreement doesn’t translate into disengagement.

I believe in these ideals. I believe in the future. I believe in humanity when my grandson looks at me and smiles.

Thank you Samad. Thank for reminding me of a lesson once forgotten.