As Christmas Cheer rings out on Radio and Televisions around the world, and we delight in the exchanging and giving of gifts and give in to tempting delectables to eat, let us take a moment to reflect on the children around the world. With the recent Sandy Hook shooting event in the United States, and no I wasn’t going to mention it, as it has all been said. But I wanted to highlight a couple of posts that touched me, deeply. A dear friends blog post, http://donasdays.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/in-arms-of-angel.html , also another very moving post written and read to us by the creative Julie Hedlund on Katie Davis Blog… http://katiedavis.com/124/ and only a couple of days ago a serious car accident in my country has put a couple of children near death, made me think of the others who Christmas will not be such a joyous time. Again this year I think of the children such as the ones in remote parts of Laos who are unable to receive the beautiful gift of a book. Thankfully the lovely people at Big Brother Mouse are trying to print books to send to the kids in these remote places by elephant. See the website… http://www.bigbrothermouse.com/index.html . I hope in the coming year we as writers are able to put books into the hands of children, so they might learn, love and understand the world we live in. To enjoy the wonder between the pages, the squeals of delight at each new colourful picture and innocently steps into a world of adventure, and mystery and feel safe and comforted by our words.
Here’s hoping 2013 will be eventful, bringing all your dreams to fulfilment. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and much happiness and love.