Hey Dude, Listen UP

Hey Dude, I’m talking to you

Hey you Mr. Big Shot. You know who you are. You get off on power and accumulating wealth and feeling important and successful. Por favor. Do me a favor. It could change your life.

Take a little child in your arms. If it’s your own kid all the better but if not borrow a little dude.

Take the child in your arms. Hold it close. Feel its tiny heart beat against your chest. Don’t be afraid.

Give your head a rest from Dow Jones or that expensive watch that graces your wrist. What’s that you say? “It’s starting to drool over my five hundred dollar suit. Someone take the kid back.? No way buddy. You need to spend some time at this. The drool comes with the territory.

Look at its tiny fingers; feel the soft perfect skin. Yea, you’re a guy but you’re a human being. Let yourself go soft and squishy for a moment. See how vulnerable this little dude is? Wow! The protector in you is calling from the depth of your belly. Mama and Papa bear are one.

You feel for the moment almost god-like power, power mixed with weakness and vulnerability. You hold in your arms all that matters most in life (even more than the Beamer in your garage).

You are transformed into the person who is both lover and loved, the kind of man you really want to be.

And the trust. Good Lord, we are so afraid to trust anyone anymore but this little child trusts YOU. You, this piece of dust. The baby trusts you, weak and flawed human being that you are. Suddenly, from deep within you comes the power that only trust and love can bring you.

You can do this. You can and will love and protect and cherish this little guy and every kid who needs us. You are a man blessed not only with power and wealth and influence. The children of the world are also your responsibility. You will use your power to protect and defend the little dudes in the world. They trust you.

Now, you can let the child in your arms go to someone else. What’s that you say? You want to cuddle it just a little longer? Yea, I was hoping that would happen. Kids have a way of reaching us, opening our eyes and our hearts to see beyond the material stuff. You go dude.