One of the wisest people on the planet is under 5 feet tall and under 10 years old. Although his birth name is Robby, he is better known worldwide as “Kid President”. A few things that are amazing about this young man: although he has what is commonly known as Brittle Bone disease which has caused over 7o breaks since birth; not only does he keep on keepin’ on, but he lives an active life that includes running and dancing. He is also clever and outspoken about all kinds of things, most especially ways to make the world a better place.
I’ve written about him before, but love to hear about new things he is up to. I just watched a brief You Tube video that his brother in-law Brad shot for Soul Pancake which is Rainn Wilson’s creative baby. In it, Robby tells us about World Humanitarian Day which is coming up this Monday 8/19/2013.
“Every year on August 19th we mark World Humanitarian Day in honour of aid workers, who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We commemorate their sacrifice and reaffirm our commitment to the lifesaving work that humanitarians carry out around the world every day, often in difficult and dangerous circumstances, where others cannot or do not want to go. This year our World Humanitarian Day campaign is calling on people to answer a question: ‘What do you think the world needs more of?”-Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Hmm….I have a long list, which includes
A sense of belonging to a global family
Healthy food and water
Freedom from violence
A safe way to express emotions
Rec0gnition of unique gifts and talents
Breaking the cycle of abuse
Respect for the planet
Recovery from addiction
Honoring each other
I agree with Kid President that the world needs more laughter and HUGS!
http://youtu.be/_7SI9Sw1dN0 Kid President on World Humanitarian Day