They Don’t Lack Knowledge They Lack Resources
By Floyd Miller | January 29, 2006
The title of this article is taken from a line in Mr. Farrah Grayâ€™s speech at the MLK Banquet. He used the line in explaining the plight of children growing up in projects or under difficult situations. â€œThey donâ€™t lack knowledge, they lack resources.â€ My Mother has a statement that ties in to Farrahâ€™s quote. She has said, â€œItâ€™s not a sin to be poor, but it can be inconvenient.â€ We live in a great community and I think our children are being helped through several organizations; Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, 4-H Clubs, etc., or through programs like Michelle Vanhornâ€™s â€œA Habitat For Learningâ€. Our children have resources that have not been tapped in some instances. I encourage each one who is reading this article to think about how you could help a child.When I arrived at my office this past Monday I noticed that one of my flowers was drooped over, it looked dejected and hopeless. I asked Sarelda to water it. In 30 minutes or less it began to perk up. The next time you see a child â€œdrooped overâ€, has a look of sadness or hopeless on their face take a few minutes to show them some love and attention. They will perk up also.Remember they donâ€™t lack knowledge, they lack resources.Floyd Miller is an elder in his church, a local investment professional, a civic leader, and President of the Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce.