Our friend and contributor CountryFried Mama is hosting a blog carnival over at her blog. Mommy bloggers will appreciate the foundation that this benefits, head over and read more. The idea is to write about what kind of world you want for your daughters/sons/kids.
When we started thinking about what kind of world we want for our children, we decided to choose some meaningful quotes. A lot of people in history have shared some insightful thoughts. Read them, think about them, and share what kind of world you want for your little ones.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Where there is love there is life.
Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
And several from a very wise man, Dr. Seuss…
Here’s the background on The Joyful Heart Foundation,
Joyful Heart was founded in 2004 by Mariska Hargitay, who plays Detective Olivia Benson on “Law and Order: SVU.” Mariska started getting fan mail from rape survivors and was moved to create a foundation to help heal the victims of crimes dramatized on her show. Joyful Heart’s initial and primary mission is to help victims of sexual assault mend their minds, bodies and spirits and reclaim their lives.
Today, the foundation is also at the forefront of an effort to end a disheartening backlog of tens of thousands of rape kits in labs across the country, a backlog that contributes to a rapist’s 80 percent chance of getting away with his crime. The backlog and its detrimental effects will be the topic of an SVU episode on September 29th.