Monday, September 23, 2019

Children Born In Innocense

There is a song that I love - 7 seconds, sang by  Youssou n'Dour & Neneh Cherry

The words are so beautiful and true that it brings tears to my eyes

Every child that is born into this world is beautiful and pure

They have no concept of race, religion, jealousy, hate, envy, prejudice

Born with an open slate

It is us, the adults, that corrupt that innocence 

Negative influences surround us every day

As parents we have to show our children the way

We can not keep living in a world that is intolerant and full of hate

We must teach our children to be open-minded, to think for themselves

We at DeCouto have a saying - Positive Minds = Positive Choices

For our world to evolve

For our people to survive we must change

The future of our world depends on it

The Thumb Buddies were created for kids of all ages

They are educational and entertaining with a real emphasis on values and respect

Their mission is simple

To impart positive messages to kids and the community at large

Bring people closer to one another through understanding

Demonstrate that all things are possible when the mind is open

Through our children there is a chance for a new society

A strong, tolerant beautiful world can be ours

The Thumb Buddies would like to be part of the solution

Beautiful words of inspiration sang by Bob Marley - One Love, One heart - Let's get together and feel all right." I'm pleading to mankind - Give thanks and praise to the Lord

Monday, September 2, 2019

Days Of Family Unity

Remember the days when you were a child
Days filled with school and playing with friends
Families would spend time together
There was no computers, no mobile phones, not even television
Yet we were happy and content

Sadly these days children are hooked on activities that take away from family interactions
The computer and mobile phone is a daily activity for most children and adults alike
The fabric of society is breaking down
Children are at risk from predators that wish them harm
The internet host a variety of sites that target our children
Exploiting them and preying on their innocence
We have to stop these monsters

We at DeCouto want to help to bridge the gap
We want to see families spend more time together
This is why we created the Thumb Buddies
We know there is no short term solution to many of life's struggles
We just want to be part of the solution, part of bringing families together

We think one way is through laughter and good old fashioned values
The Thumb Buddies encompass  everything that is good and wholesome

Through these little beings we hope to reach kids
To help to protect them through play
We are hoping that you  can help us to spread the word

Check out our website and find out all about the Thumb Buddies and their mission
Join us - Help us to Protect All Children

Monday, July 1, 2019

Children - Precious Angels

There are few things in this world that are truly innocent and pure
Children born into this world are truly gifts from God

Walking down the street you see so many beautiful  souls
I like to call them little angels
They are so innocent, so trusting, so vulnerable
Their little smiles make your heart brim with joy

Watch over your children
No matter how busy you get, always put them first
Teach them how to stay safe
Invest the time to make sure they are protected

We at DeCouto have invested the time
We want to make sure we do everything we can to help you protect your precious angels

Meet the Thumb Buddies - your little helpers
They have come from far away
Created to help guide your child on the road to safety
Read all about them
Get to know them and what they are all about
Introduce your children to them
You wont be sorry
Cookie, Shaker & Mr. & Mrs. Oopsie welcome you
Big Hugs, Big Love, Big Kisses and warm wishes coming your way

Friday, May 31, 2019

Our World - Our Children

Have you ever woken up and felt you no longer recognize the world you live in
Well think about your children they have inherited this confusion
Negativity and violence is increasing everyday and our children are at risk

I remember when I was a child how safe and loved I felt
My parents were loving, caring, giving and nurturing
Sadly today children have to grow up faster
They have to be taught how to protect themselves
No longer can parents hide their heads in the sand and pretend everything is all right

We as a society have to stand up and be counted
We have to fight for a better world for our children
The future needs to be protected

Let our voices resonate throughout the world
We must continue the fight that such great men like Martin Luther King started
In a time of racial hatred and injustice he stood up and fought for equality for all
A man of vision and wisdom that wrote such beautiful quotes as - "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

Lorna DeCouto

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Through the eyes of a Child

We are the children of this world! We are all unique. We are the next generation.
Brothers and Sisters born to be free.

What do you see when you look at me? Take a good look! Am I what you hoped and prayed for?
I am your baby, your child
innocent and pure. My mind is open, my heart is free.
Please teach me the right way to live.
I depend on you for guidance.
I am born into this world free from hatred.
I dont see color, I dont see race or religion.
All I see is you!
Who am I? I am a mini version of you.
I am your gift from GOD!
See me, love me, cherish me.
Teach me to be kind, open-minded and strong.

Do you see a difference? We Don't! We are all one big family so let us live together in Peace & Love.