The Eyes of A Child

Recently I was pondering topics to share this week. My friend Cathy recommended I write about the 6-year old boy who wrote a letter to President Obama asking to adopted a wounded Syrian boy. Some of you may remember the recent viral image of Omran Daqneesh sitting in an ambulance awaiting treatment, after an airstrike in Syria. Young Alex asked the president to bring Omran to America to live with his family.

Oh to view the world through the eyes of a child. In the heartwarming letter, Alex assures the president that Omran would receive a lot of love. He pledged to be waiting for Omran with “flowers and balloons.” He also offered to share his toys and conveyed that his sister was prepared to share her stuffed bunny with their ‘new brother.’

When do people get to old to love as openly and freely as children? When does the cynicism, anger, or hate begin to replace the wholesome innocent feelings of youth. In my opinion, the world would be a better place if we took a few lessons from the true, unconditional love displayed by 6-year old Alex.


2016 02 18 Personal photo - for blogAbout the author: When Walter is not writing for the “Change Clothes. Change Lives Blog,” he can be found studying in pursuit of an MBA, flying around Tampa’s airspace in a small Cessna, or dancing Argentine Tango at a local Milonga.


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