I can't remember exactly what it was like to be 7, but I think my mind was mostly occupied by thoughts of soccer and Star Wars at the time. I somewhat recall reminding my mom that my soccer uniform could never sit around dirty and instructing her to purchase only breakfast cereals that had coupons on the boxes that would allow me to, once I had enough of them, mail them in to receive Star Wars figures that could only be delivered by mail.
I do remember the bike I had. It was a black Schwinn BMX bike with red tuff wheels. I am certain that while riding my Schwinn to soccer practice that my thoughts were not on the problems of the world, rather I was thinking about when my next action figure would arrive in the mail.
Then there is 7 year old Charlie Simpson. Via Mail Online comes the following:
Charlie Simpson was so upset by the devastation wrought by the earthquake that he told his mother he wanted to do anything he could to help.
He set out to raise £500 for Unicef's Haiti appeal by riding his bike five miles around his local park - but the schoolboy's efforts inspired hundreds of people online who donated a total of more than £50,000 in just one day.
Photo Credit to PA as posted on Mail Online
I am humbled by what this 7 year old on a bike has set out to accomplish. Last time I checked his Web site, Charlie was at 29,000 percent of his goal. That is truly a figure that is no child's play.