My Dream

by Joss Terrell On April 4th, 2013

Question; What would you do if money and time were no object?

My answer; I have a dream to help children grow up - not too fast mind, see they need to enjoy it, they only get the pleasure once, but so many children miss it.

Why? Because either their parent(s) are not around, or because their parent(s) don't have the means to look after themselves let alone a child growing up.

You see, a child in their early years can be a massive financial burden on parents. And a lot of them don't realise it until it's too late.
This is where I want to be able to step in.

I want to create an orphanage where children feel like they want to and do belong. Where they're loved and can enjoy childhood. I want to take all of the stress out of their life, giving them a proper education and friends, a family who love them. I want to give them the opportunity they were going to lose because no one cared.

Don't get me wrong, there are some parents out there who want to provide the same to their children, but for one reason or another they cannot. I'm not very well going to break up the family simply to give all the hopes and dreams to the child whilst forgetting about the parents and existing family, so this child's story will be a little different. In this case, I want to be able to provide immediate, but carefully limited funding to the family. There will be one proviso, that the parents learn how to provide for their family properly. You know the Chinese Proverb, "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."

For one reason or another these parents are having trouble and in most cases this is able to be fixed. What this means is that parents can have the help they need in order to care for their family which they love so much, and they get to keep their dignity instead of having to rely on yet another support service. This is also going to help the governmental agencies because there will be less people relying on their services and instead can support themselves.

Everyone wins...but what about me? Well, this is my dream. With money and time enough for my family and me, I get to spend what I don't need helping others - what better feeling is there than giving the gift of life to another in need?

Don't I need all the fancy mod cons and luxuries, sure, maybe, but they'll be out of date next week and everyone wants those too, so...why bother talking about them. I'm sure I'll have some retail therapy of my own, but that is not what I'm looking forward to most - I'm 100% certain of this.

Theme song for my dream:
Audio Adrenaline – Kings & Queens Single

What's your answer?