Compassion and Kindness is my passion. As an artist, I often come in touch with a lot of perspectives that heightens my awareness of my surroundings, society, people and other living beings. I like to help create a more compassionate and kinder community locally and internationally that is self-sustainable.
The first snow of 2010 came two days ago spreading across the Lower Mainland. Like many people, I was ecstatic to see the flurry whites. However, as happy as I can be, I am also reminded of many others who are currently homeless and houseless (as said by good o' George Carlin) who might have a lot more trouble this season if the predictions of a harsh winter come true - especially their feet.
My name is Beverley, and change IS good. Seven years ago, I gave birth to a daughter who was born with a life limiting illness. The first couple years were a blur, taking in information, learning, feeling...
I would like to re introduce the word 'benevolence' into our communities, where benevolence used to be a civic virtue not a means of charity brand camping. Where grass roots philanthropy had the tools and the means to support causes, increase community services and grow the community as a whole.
Benevolence...'a desire to do good to others; goodwill. An act of kindess; a charitable gift...
Is Santa gonna upgrade your TV to a fancy new HDTV Flatscreen this Christmas? And if so, are you wondering what to do with you current (used, but in great shape) telly that does not include it and the landfill becoming ONE? If so - then I have the perfect solution.
We are our better selves when we think of how our actions affect others. Instead of being apathetic and waiting for someone else to start, I'm going to do my part and start by looking at how I interact with the people around me.
Just who is it that is responsible for turning off the Christmas Spirit, for throwing the Switch from ON to OFF?
On Christmas Day less than half of the clients at the Abbotsford Emergency Shelter wanted even a small plate of food and the Shelter itself was just over half full. The free breakfast and turkey dinners around town this Christmas Day had them all as stuffed as the turkeys they had consumed. During the previous two - three weeks there was an abundance of meals, food and care packages for the poor, hungry and homeless.
On December 26th the switch was thrown, the Spirit turned off for another year and greed was out in full force prowling the Boxing Day Sales. And the Shelter was again full of the homeless who were once more cold, hungry and unwanted.