Ask a child what peace means to them.
This week’s featured story came in from Hendersonville, NC, USA:
This is what my 5 year old niece had to say about peace:
“Peace is having enough dolls that I don’t have to share with my little sister, cause when she plays will my dolls she messes up their hair and then she wants to use my brush to fix it but she doesn’t fix it right. Peace is when Mommy and Daddy don’t fight about money and that I can buy dolls for my sister so we each have our own. I know I am supposed to share, but it’s better if we each play with the ones we like.”
From her I learned that economic stability effects everyone in the family, that not having resources can impact a child’s happiness and understanding of the world, even at such an insignificant level as material objects.
-Ruthie Nadler, Hendersonville, NC, USA