Thursday, September 11, 2008
Flocks, a 1910 Miniature Steiff Teddy Bear, Flies The Flag.
Dearest Diary, Well, here it is again, the Anniversary of 9 - 11. With it comes such a mix of emotions and memories...it must be like this for anyone who's lived during the time of war. Teddy Bears don't like to worry about such things, but we are aware of them. It's our job to help our human friends to rally their courage and hope, and give them the support and comfort that they need. I imagine a lot of Teddy Bears got extra hugs today. I'm proud that Teddy Bears have become such a symbol of love and healing to the world. There's more than one organization which donates Teddy Bears to disaster victims, from flood or fire or earthquakes or even war. Orphans in Africa are shipped Teddy Bears along with food and clothing. Police and Fire Fighters carry Teddy Bears with them to give to a child in distress to help sooth them and take their minds off, if only for a little while, the frightening things that they are experiencing. We're also given to the elderly when they are alone or confused to sooth their fears. Healing hugs from us are also welcome in hospitals and doctor's offices. We have a big job to play providing comfort to this world and we are doing our best to fill that job. I'm so proud that after 100 years, the Teddy Bear has become such a valuable token of love and friendship between peoples. I'm proud to be involved. Proud to be a member of this planet Earth. I hope the next 100 years will continue to prove our influence of love on this world. God Bless America, and God Bless The World! Good-Night, Dearest Diary. *Flocks*