GOOD NEWS IN TIMES OF SADNESS
We are all grieving the deaths of young gay men and women and straight loving persons who happened to be in the Orlando night club on June 11/12, 2016. If one were to watch television or go on-line, there is a real disconnect between the victims and other agendas.
I have shook my head when the victims are forgotten and the comments are about political parties, gun control, Islam, terrorism, Trump and Obama. This world is NOT a hateful or terrifying place. There is more love and good deeds than hateful rhetoric and crimes.
The Free Hair Cut- London, England
Joshua Coombes gives dignity to people who live on the street. During his free hair cut, he tries to understand his client and offer encouragement and advice.
Sikh Man Removes Turban to Save Dog
The turban (dastaar) is an article of faith in Sikhism. It is typiucally only removed in the privacy of a man’s home. Yet, Sarwan Singh, a Sikh man, took his turban off and used it to help save a drowning dog in Punjab, India.
This tiny town, located about 2 hours north of Toronto sponsored a Syrian refugee family. The people raised money and donated food, clothing and kitchen gadgets.
Then, a despicable thing happened – while the family was in Toronto, heartless thieves broke in and robbed the family. To their aid came incredible good hearted
residents. Together with the wife of the Syrian family, everyone had a bake sale and a wonderful get-to-gether.
Instead of isolating a family as an undesireable immigrant, people have been them part of the community.
Be THE Difference
You and I cannot change the world, but we are part of it. “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.” Decide to make little changes where you live and work. Buy someone a coffee – smile at a senior citizen, make a phone call. Be LOVE-in-ACTION.