Sunday, April 24, 2016

Three Little Pigs Power of Poverty

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Once upon a time there lived a mother pig and her three little hungry piglets... Ah! Yes, most of us know well the classic tale of The Three Little Pigs. Many of us have grown up and raised our children on one version or another of this traditional folktale for kids. (Myself included.)

But is this storybook just for kids? I think not.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Mothers and fathers—those who have not the resources to fulfill the hunger of their children. The elders are all too aware that their youth hunger - not just for food - but also for shelter from the storms a life of impoverishment has brought upon them.

Just as the wolf in the pig tale was able to gobble up a couple of the piglets, many children born unto poverty are eaten alive by the wolves of less than and have-not.

The collective we (that's you and me) of society and culture have cheated the poor out of needful things - training in how to live, rather than survive. Education, the Arts and Philosophies, Travel, History, and World Views—these are the necessary ingredients to keep hope alive in the spirits of the poor.

In the re-reading of my copy of The Three Little Pigs, I have come to realize just what a golden book it really is. I encourage you to treat yourself to another reading and review of its content too.
You may find that somewhere along the line, those who have built their house strong enough to withstand the battering of the wolves have done so through the inspirational gift of another.

Be that gift!

Share classic books for kids with your children. Read books with children which address the social issues of living in poverty, and perhaps, what we can do to bring ourselves and our community out of its stronghold. Remember to pause now and then to encourage discussion of the content as if it matters ... It does!

Where there is Power in Poverty - Something is Broken and We Must Fix It - Even in America!

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