September 27, 2007 is Blog Against Abuse day where thousands of Bloggers sit down and write a post against abuse. I do not plan to use this blog as a political forum because it is about food, a wonderful artform that transcends nationality, race, creed, and religion. Still, I feel like every endeavor needs a certain amount of social responsibility.
So I decided to do a post. All day, I pondered what type of abuse really concerned me. Ever since my son was born, the topic of child abuse has hit closer to home, but I was stuck trying to figure out a way to tie child abuse into the mission of my blog. Then I saw this article. I looked into that little girl’s eyes and I knew she was pain. Right now, if she is lucky, she is being tortured for someone’s sick pleasure. If she is not, the man in the film may end her young life.
If you are religious, pray. If you are not, hope. Either way, if you have kids or a young cousin or niece/nephew, give them a hug. Call them if they live in a different state or country. And tonight, tomorrow, next week, as you sit down to a good meal with your family and friends, take a moment to be thankful. There are a lot of people in the world who cannot enjoy even that simple pleasure with their children anymore.