The Man in the Mirror

Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” is one of my favorite songs.   Today I reflect on my own quote, “The world is looking for its next hero but your child only wants you. Are you that hero?”  Once I posted it to my FB page, I realized that my message wasn’t just for the world but first for me.  How often do we think about the depth of responsibility and privilege of influence parenthood brings?  While I’m not a biological parent, my responsibility to father, protect and guide are no less pressing.  After all, I am a father figure, a godfather and an uncle.  More so, I am a human being. Whether you are a woman in France, an uncle in Canada, a hubby in the USA or a father in the Caribbean, we all have a role to play in the healthy development of the children around us.  What You do Matters.

KJW

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