Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Do You Believe in Me?

I saw these two videos on Laura's blog the other day - these clips made me feel unbelievably sad!








Then I saw 13 year old Dalton Sherman speak on Oprah yesterday - It made feel incredibly hopeful!

This is video is of Dalton as the key note speaker at the Dallas Independent School District convention.




I believe! I believe in the future potential of our unknown child. I believe in the future potential of our youth! I believe we can make all children feel special regardless of ethnicity, skin color, gender, size, weight and so on. I believe we all must help the children of the world become what past generations could not - believers in themselves!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an inspirational post!
May tomorrow's world be a better place for all! President Elect Obama has given fresh direction to Martin Luther King's dreams. Young Dalton will surely follow in their footsteps. Children learn to see themselves through the eyes of others. May we all have clearer vision & more loving hearts in the global village of our future.
Jay

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

Ironically, I just came from a conference on childhood resiliency - this video fits onto this perfectly and will share with colleagues. Thanks for showing the positive side of the story.

Laura

The Warren Family said...

Wow, what a power house that little boy is, makes you wonder what he will be able to achieve when he is older if he is already that geat now....amazing!!

Danielle and Nick said...

Wow! That Dalton has charisma! It gives me goosebumps when I watch that video!! The other videos make me incredibly sad though.

Rachella said...

OMG!! You are going to be such awesome parents!

This child is already so loved I just can't imagine...

4 Little Birdies said...

Great post!!!!