My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.
~ Rascal Flatts ~
Children have a way of bringing out many of our strongest human emotions and feelings. These emotions range from pride to worry, happiness to sadness, hopes to fears, satisfaction to tension, and agitation to frustration. As adults, we nurture the children and give them words of praise and encouragement. We take much pride in their endeavors, accomplishments and achievements.
Long before Clay Aiken performed on American Idol, he worked with children and tried to make their lives just a bit better. Today, Clay continues to work for the rights of all children though out the world. He helps them “know somebody loves them.”
The following are quotes from Clay’s book, Learning To Sing…Hearing The Music in Your Life
“I’m often asked what I would do to change the world if I had the power to do anything.
In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. Those who could give would give. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people. “
“There are so many kids in this world who could use another person looking out for them…Someone who will help them to discover their strengths and rise above their weaknesses…Someone who offers another opinion of their worth.
Why not me?”
This is my wish
I hope you know somebody loves you
May all your dreams stay big!
I can only hope that you all get this blog today. We are still having some trouble with the e-mail program. I hope you all know that there is a new blog each day and if, for the next few days, you do not get an e-mail there still are some new thoughts on CANN. We always love it when you visit and comments help us a lot!
Thanks to all of you!
Thank you? Ditto! My thanks right back at ya'll. CANN is a part of my daily routine even though I don't comment very much anymore.
Today you used my favorite quote from Clay. The one about his ideal world. Have a great day CANN.
What a beautiful thought for the day. Children always need love and support and Clay always leads the way. Thanks for the wonderful pictures!
Beautiful photos of a wonderful caring man that Clay is, love him.
Beautiful photos of Clay and children, he's a wonderful caring man, love him. Thanks musicfan xox.
Incredible pictures!! Clay capturing the hearts of all children or should I say all children capturing his heart. His humanity shines no brighter than through a child's eyes when he is with them. Thankyou Clay Aiken for being present & making a difference.
May the world continue to open up to you as you have opened it up to us…………….
Those pics of Clay with children brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful man! He walks his talk! I think his and our dreams for him are on the verge of coming true.
There are no words to say about how I feel about Clay and his love of all children – amazing young
man when he wrote his LTS book – but he has grown in his talent and in his love for the last ten
years and now even more amazing!! I am so sure he will continue for many more years – his whole life long. And my appreciation for all will grow right with him – my whole life long! Thanks to you
Music Fan for always keeping Clay "Way Up There – where he belongs!!! <3
Loved your blog today! The message in the song, the quotes, and the pictures all go together so beautifully – brought up some heartfelt emotions, nice job.
what a nice thought for the day and the pictures of clay and the chrldren wat a amazing caring man clay is and he does walk his talk i have a feeling that clays dreams and our dreams for clay are on the verge of coing true also
What a nice blog. I did receive the email notification for this on time.