Sunday Post: Natural Resources…The Children of the World

Jake at Time after Time has a Sunday Post Challenge and every week he provides a theme…this week’s theme is NATURAL RESOURCES.

Have you ever thought about what are our greatest natural resources?

Are they forests of timber?

Are they pristine rivers flowing freely?

Are they the foods that the earth provides?

I believe that our most important natural resources are the children of the world.

Some people devote their entire lives to helping them.

But, although most of us cannot do that, we can help in other ways:

  • Donate money to a children’s organization.
  • Collect gently used clothing and books for a local family shelter.
  • Volunteer to read to children at hospitals, schools or libraries.
  • A kind word and a smile CAN make a difference.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza are only a few weeks away.

Are you done with your holiday shopping?

Please remember that Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking is a super cool book and makes a PERFECT GIFT:

  • For parent, teacher, grandparent or daycare provider of children ages 2-8!
  • Provides 100 classic picture book story suggestions!
  • Gives a summary, age-appropriate craft and simple recipe for each title!
  • A great resource for fun-filled educational self-esteem building activities!
  • No fuss or muss…everything is quick and easy!
  • Buy the book today and help several children’s organizations!
  • We donate a portion of the proceeds to Reach Out and Read, JDRF, KidsAreHeroes, Books for Africa and BesstheBookBus.
  • You pay almost 50% less than the cover price!
  • There is a special PayPal button for Canadian residents!

“A wonderful resource for people who care for their children.” – Norman Bridwell, creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog series

“What a lovely book! Parents will find inspiration in this delightful guide.” – Katherine Holabird, author of the Angelina Ballerina series

I wish Show Me How had existed when my children were young.” – Suzanne Williams, author of the Princess Power series and over 20 other books

Show Me How is an must-have resource for parents and teachers.” – Marilee Gruber, kindergarten teacher and grandmother

“Fun and practical for anyone fostering self-esteem in children.” = Joan Fleischer, co-founder of Creative Arts Therapy Center, New York City

“Invaluable tool for children to become life-long readers and lovers of books.” – Dr. Jodi Harap, clinical psychologist, Chicago, IL

Don’t wait…buy your copy today to make sure you get it in time for the holidays!


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22 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Natural Resources…The Children of the World

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  2. Very meaningful post Vivian. I agree with you. Watched the program tonight on 60 minutes about the 12-year-old boy who jumped in to help after he learned about the assination of another 12-year-old boy trying to free kids from child labor. When the interview began, he said that the kids want to help other kids. And the adults aren’t doing a very good job. Now 17 years later he’s running “Free the Children” and hosts nine WE conferences a year around the country that draw 20,000 kids per conference. We have some very gifted children who want to make the world a better place. Children are our most important natural resource in so many ways.


    • I always appreciate your thoughtful comments, Pat! I sometimes feel people will want me to get off this soapbox…because it seems I am constantly talking about empowering children to be positive, value themselves, think critically and care about others. And then I am reminded, by comments like yours, that much of the world is a dangerous place for young children…and I know I have to continue. 🙂
      One of the organizations I support is…they encourage and assist children all over the world who are working towards helping others.


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  4. What a great angle for this week’s photo challenge, Vivian! I think even getting involved at the local level can be very useful. Lots of parents (including myself) volunteer in the classroom to help our kids’ teachers getting things done. With school budgets getting slashed, teachers appreciate any help they can get so they can spend more time teaching our children than doing busy paperwork.

    As for my Christmas shopping, I have barely started but I’ve got the lists for Santa ready. 😉 And I’m almost done with my Xmas decorations. It’s beginning to look a lot like Xmas at our house and I love it!


    • I love it too, Milka! This morning I retrieved the ‘Xmas’ boxes from the garage…with just me and Stuart here, I don’t put out as much as I used to when the kids were young…but I love the spirit of this holiday season…I try to pass it along all year long. 🙂
      It’s fantastic that you volunteer at school…I know the teachers really appreciate parents who ‘put their money where their mouth is’…not the ones who just complain, but don’t offer constructive support. 🙂 Your boys are fortunate…you are a wonderful mother!


  5. What an uplifting post, Vivian. People, and specifically children, will always be our greatest resource, though I sure appreciate all the other splendours around us!


    • Thanks so much, Joanna! I know how overwhelming the holiday season can be for parents…wanting to give their kids the latest toy and every experience they didn’t have when they were young. If only parents can relax and really ENJOY their kids with simple stuff…everyone would be a lot happier. 😉


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    • Thank you, Eliz!  I’ve always wondered why most teachers/daycare providers and other child-care facilitators seem to be on the bottom rung of the career/profession ladder…they work with the most important ‘raw material’ ever ‘manufactured’…and yet many people don’t seem to realize that.:)


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