Wishing the Borderland Beat family a day filled with joy...............
Thank you to all the BB readers for your kind expressions of concern. I am down but not out, and improving each day.... Love you all, even the Millies and Willies.
BIG thanks to my friend DD for holding down the fort.....Paz, Chivis
Each year I am given hundreds of "original art" Christmas cards made for me by the foundation children I work with. What is striking to me, is the messages that are written on almost every card. The same theme; no more bad guys, no more narcos, Zetas (or whatever cartel dominates their area) no more death of innocents, kidnappings, etc. A perspective by children who live in places of violence.
They wish for peace, they wish for children that are sick to receive health, children who are "poor" to receive a gift. They look beyond themselves, although they themselves are poor, I work only with impoverished, marginalized and/or disabled children.
Not one card in 11 years has ever wished for a toy, or gift for themselves.
No lessons needed for these children, they have mastered the meaning of Christmas