Friday, July 23, 2010

National Children's Day

I believe the children are our future,
Teach them well and let them lead the way,
Show them all the beauty they possess inside, 
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier, 
Let the children's laughter, remind us how we used to be.                                                                                               
Everybody's searching for a hero, 
People need someone to look up to, 
I never found anyone to fulfill my needs,
A lonely place to be,
So I learned  to depend on me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Those were the first and second paragraphs of  my favorite song : The Greatest Love Of All, written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed, performed by George Benson, later by Whitney Houston.

I felt that the above song's lyric is suitable for today, 23 July, as the National Children's Day.

As a father, I felt that this is also a special day for parents in Indonesia, and I wish that every children would have much better loving care, protection, education from parents, relatives, teachers, doctors, government, and others in our country. That way they can grow healthily and normally like any other children in the world.


6 comments:

colson said...

Hear! Hear!

eMiLy ChAnG said...

I used to celebrate Childrens' Day! why arent there Teenagers' Day?

umihoney said...

Ya nice song with meaningful lyrics..I like it too.

"Upon our children how they are taught rests the fate or fortune of tomorrow's world"- B C Forbes

In Malaysia, Children's Day is celebrated on the last Saturday of October annually since 1959.

Wishing Indonesia Happy National Children's Day.

H. Nizam said...

@Colson,
Thank you.

@eMiLy ChAnG,
Teenagers Day? hmmm .... I think the govt should consider your idea.

@Umihoney,
Children are the future therefore we should guide them properly.
Thank you for the greeting.

Rob Baiton said...

Did you read that Whitney Houston has a USD 7K / week drug habit (or is this irrelevant)?

Have you had a look at Komnas Anak's report yet? Makes for interesting reading.

H. Nizam said...

@Rob,
I love the song because of the beautiful lyric and music written by Masser and Creed.
IMHO, the best singer of this song is George Benson, and he's the one who made this song very popular. Whilst Whitney Houston only followed Benson.
I'll check Komnas Anak's report. Thank you for the information.