I was up late watching the news the other night when this familiar commercial from my childhood came on. “You can save the great Blue Whale!” Although I do have empathy for all of Gods creatures, saving the Great Blue Whale has never been my focal point, for the Great Blue Whale was here before us, and they will be here long after we have departed.
Them: “DONATE!” Save the Great Blue Whale, they are a dying species.
Them: “YES!” And for a tax deductible fee of “ONLY” $60.00 a month, “YOU” can adopt a Great Blue Whale, “YOUR” adoption certificate with a photo, and information about “YOUR” Great Blue Whale will be included.
Them: “YES!” Save the Great Blue whale, adopt now, while there is still time! “YOU” can save the Great Blue Whale! Just dial the number that you see on the screen, give us your pledge, all forms of payment will be accepted, enjoy “YOUR GREAT BLUE WHALE.”
Me: “DONATE!” Save “OUR” children, they are a dying species.
Me: “YES!” Broken homes, no funding for education, negative social media interaction, depression, frustration, hopelessness, slowed academic/emotional development, substance abuse, stress, anxiety, instability, sexual misunderstanding, teen pregnancy, malnutrition, suicidal thoughts, incarceration, abandonment concerns, mental health issues, distrust, and faithlessness!