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November 14, 2009


POWER OF THE PEN


Did you know that when we write a letter to our legislators, that a hand-written letter is considered infinitely more important than a typed letter? If you think about it, it's the same in our personal lives. A hand-written note has infinitely more impact than an e-mail or computer-generated note. Because they feel more from the heart. More authentic. More sincere.

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Recently, there is a topic that has caused my daughter, Monica, to become so passionate that she has hand written her first set of letters that she is sending to her legislators. 

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Through the efforts of the good people at Invisible Children, Monica has learned of the horrors of what is happening to children in Uganda — where children are being abducted to fight in wars. And killed if they refuse to fight in wars.

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I am so proud of Monica. Because she wants to help. And because she has already learned one of the most important lessons of all, which is that the pen is mightier than the sword.

{PS: The bracelet you see in the first photo is one we purchased, along with a video that profiles the story of a Ugandan child named Emmy. An amazing story of an amazing family.}

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So true, and I would be beaming with pride myself! Jenny- I just posted some photos of our day at the Rose Bowl so take a peek if you have time. Have a restful Sunday..

-Nancy

What a wonderful girl.

well obviously Monica has a great role model & mentor.......... YOU.

Wow! What a wonderful young girl your daughter is!!! I can tell just how passionate she is about these senseless wars, and wanting to do something to help these innocent children. I know you are SO proud of your daughter, she is a precious soul!!! Way to go Monica! The world needs more like you!!!
(((hugs)))
Milli Wagoner (sashagirl on flickr)
Natchez, Mississippi

Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting. I’ll likely be coming back to your blog. Keep up great writing.

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