Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How to change our children for the better - Mankind and Nature of the World

All parents want the best for their kids. It is a feeling common to all, regardless of the colour of our skin or the faith that we believe in. And in this spirit we often want to change our children, how they eat their food (too fast!), how they spend their time (too much video games and cartoons), their lack of interest in school (too easily distracted!) and their diet (too much fast food!). But parents forget that each human being is an individual universe unto him/her self...

21. Society And Time Are…
The cohabitation of individual universes,
Encircling the Sun in an ever diminishing orbit.

Our child is not just our child. He is a small microcosm of the world, just like us. I recall Michael Jackson singing in one of his most thoughtful songs...

"If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place

Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change"

So if we are gonna ask junior to change, then much like changing the world, we must first be the one to change. After all, as the saying goes...The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Something for Mika
My son,
From the moment 
You came into the world,
You are changing me,
And by changing me
You changed the world.

People often say that
We should leave a better world
For our children.

But in my case,
I am certain to have
Left a better world

Simply because you
were born.

God bless all our children, sunshine.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way


lulu said...

my sentiments exactly :) my daughter did the same for me :))

Milky Tea said...

kudos, long life and happiness always to you n your daughter!