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Angela rushed through the meadows, her brown hair flying in the wind, to a percipient onlooker, she’s the picture of perfection and beauty. I watched her keenly as Jasper pulled me along the rough footpath. The howling wind whipped my cheeks savagely and I glanced up at the gloomy sky. Suddenly, my skin began to crawl and I had one of the most uneasy sensations since I left the house with Jasper. I sensed danger, Jasper whined and began to bark. I looked round widely and spotted the brown-haired girl.
That was all I saw and I sprung to action, I ran as if my life depended on it, luckily, we got there on time. I caught hold of her legs and everything paled into a blur. I was glad I acted when I did. I saved a girl from killing herself!
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The above story is mere fiction, but beautiful if one way or the other, we could interrupt tragedy and save a dying soul from despair. Angela was just 12 years old, and yet, she wanted to kill herself, why? Because of cyber bullying. We live in such a fast-moving world, it’s scary sometimes. I was a virgin when I entered university and met my husband, but kids of today have had sexual relations as young as 9 years old! Though I believe we can still preserve the beauty and innocence of our children, we just have to create more time and let them know we care about even the mundane details of their lives. I was a teenager once, so I know the feeling. As a parent, I care about young people and pray that we would do enough to make this world a better place, but I believe it starts from the home front, don’t you think?
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Much love, always.
Having children, I always worry about the decaying values and I feel helpless sometimes. Yes, it must start from the home and with prayers, our children will turn out better. lovely weekend, Sandra.dear. 🙂
Thanks dear friend, you read my mind! I guess we’ll just do our best and pray for great outcomes! Have a great weekend!
Knowing the level of responsibility associated with having children, we purposefully opted not to . . . yet we still pull people from precipices.
. . . the bad part is that when we do that, there is a level of subsequent responsibility one feels because of it.
I know how you feel, I have friends who don’t have kids yet they’re always taking care of one relative’s child or another. You’re a saint!
No, not a saint . . . and it’s not children. Some siblings, some people we know.
Truthfully, it gets old. At our stage of life, we would just like to enjoy ours without having to worry about others. Usually others who can’t seem to make good decisions. Oh well; one endures.
Oh, I get the picture now! You’re still a saint or better still, you have a good heart but like you said, it’s time to enjoy your life and stop worrying about others…
There was news a year ago when a teenager killed herself because of cyber bullying ( and she said her farewells on Youtube before she did. It was really sad.
Oh my God! That was horrible! It’s just common place now… 😦
Cyber bullyings are disgusting and often it is a pack mentality
– only small people are “hunting” in packs and it won’t make them bigger.
It is, the annoying part is, it’s now common place for young people to be taking it seriously, that’s the scary part. I hope those hunting in small packs are squashed!
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Thanks for your visit and the Reblog! I totally appreciate it dear friend!
Children are the most magical beings then they grow-up and become us!…
You’re right! So right!!!!
It seems to be really tough as a child these days, some of the parents could do with taking an active role into teaching their children how to behave properly. You are right, we all have a responsibility to make the children of the world happy, with good values and an understanding and appreciation of the envoronment and each other…even I’ll help and I’m not usually a big fan of little people.
We do Ste J, we just have to help in any way! It’s funny you’re not a fan of little people (I guess I know why, their tantrums?) Thanks for stopping by!
A really good story. I agree a 12 year hasn’t even begun to live to be considering suicide. Sounds like a great project.
Thanks dear friend, but’s happening now, teenagers taking their own lives because of cyber bullying! Have a great day.
I know I wrote about this a few years ago. An 11 year old hung herself because of bullying in school it is sad.
It is my dear friend! 😦
Here’s a link. I wrote it on an older blog.
Sorry I sent the wrong link
Thanks dear friend!
The changes within the machinery of society can often be detrimental towards humanity, for it can often engage humanity to behave more like machinery, where a machine does not know how share humanity. That may be a little bit cryptic, but as parents the need to be spatially aware of our children’s environs, and interactions is a difficult one, but one we should be aware none the less, and listen to them, listen to our children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, etc.
Yes Sean, you’ve said it all, society has changed and is still changing, we can only listen, direct, nurture and love our children! Thanks for stopping by dear friend!
You’re not only a flawless writer but you know how to said a lot using few words! Great story, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for reading, I appreciate it!
An educational and morally helpful post, sis.
It pays to raise children the right way and to make out time to be with them. This makes them feel free to share with us the mundane and strange things about life. Reminding ourselves and them that childhood is as important a stage as adulthood and must be shaped properly is a profitable course.
Blessings to your family and I wish you a nice week ahead.