Welcome to Footprints 4 Life
Our reflections on life
Have you noticed that when all is well with the economy then communities are happy and prosperous. This is a time when everyone has a purpose in life and a direction to go. When the economy is bad as it is today people are sad and have no purpose in life and loose their direction.
These are the times that try a man's soul. And it is now when programs like Footprints 4 Life spring up. I know that all have heard that saying "Children are our future". This is so true. It is programs like this that try to help build a purpose and direction to the youth of today. As the city, state and federal programs disappear from sight because of lack of funds to run these programs the children in these programs head for the streets. No place to go. No direction, no purpose. Parents take on two or more jobs to make ends meet. Children are left home alone after school to be on their own with no skills to ward off the recruitment of gangs.
Ask yourself this, why are there so many non-profit programs putting children together with horses. One thing is that nothing teaches responsability more than a relationship between a horse and a child. All of these programs are worth their weight in gold. They are helping to mold a child into an adult that can work within our society. To respect themselves and others. To know right from wrong and to have the strenght to do what is right.
When a child asks "what can I do" this is a child that is thinking strongly and needs guidance. It is just as easy to direct a child on a good path as it is a bad one. You just have to want to do it.
Instill goodness in the heart and it will never be forgotten.