By: Deonta D. Wortham
Today is World Humanitarian Day, a period of twenty-four hours when we honor the work of those that are committed to making this world a better place for each person that calls it home. Today, we salute those that tireslessly work so that the realization of a "better tomorrow" is accesible to every human. Today, we honor the world's humanitarians in schoolhouses, hosipitals and offices alike for simply being extraordinary!
We' like to leave you with David Ronald Bruce Pekrul's inspiring poem "All For One and One For All" which encompases what it means to live a life for others . . .
Oft ignoring those around us,
As they suffer loss and shame,
Hiding in our secret chamber,
Won't excuse us of the blame.
Many hungry right beside us,
And we often walk on by,
For we feel they just disturb us,
We don't say, we just imply.
Why should we accept the burden,
Of the world in which we live?,
It's not us who made this happen,
Why do you think we should give?
We've been given many blessings,
Our abundance we should share,
Helping those who have so little,
All those living in despair.
One day we could be just like them,
It could happen just like that,
Watching others walk right by us,
As they leave us where we're at.
Don't be proud of your possessions,
After pride, there comes a fall,
Stand up tall and take this challenge,
All for one, and one for all.
Happy Humanitarian Day!