2019年02月22日

Children

Hi bloggers well another chaotic week in British politics, still no agreement on Brexit, and so much division in the major parties. Members from both the labour and conservative parties have left and have formed an independent party.  On and on it goes, I was therefore delighted when I read articles about children protesting about our world leaders who are neglecting their duty of care to the planet.  It is the children's future.  The words from an old song seem very relevant .
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me
Last Friday young people walked out of schools and colleges across England to protest against climate action.
David Attenborough's documentaries have inspired many young people.
One young woman said her family motto was to leave things better than you found it and that's what she wants to do.
The children want awareness about climate change, and the affect it has on people and animals all over the world to be taught at school.
The demonstrations have been inspired by a Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg she's become a global phenomenon, speaking at the UN and Davos.

Greta gave up her education and demonstrated outside the Swedish Parliament and she is indeed a powerful speaker. 

Well bloggers England went from very low temperatures to unusually high for February in fact daffodils are to be seen which is lovely but unusual. 
Anyway bloggers here's hoping you have a good week over and out London.












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2019年02月14日

Love

Hi bloggers today is Valentine's Day when the message of the day is love.  Here in the U.K. people send cards and gifts, often red roses or chocolates.  Many people share a romantic meal and the shops certainly try to boost their sales with special offers of romantic readymade meals.  I'm not sure how many people do celebrate but the shops do look quite pretty festooned with hearts.
Thinking about love, made me ponder on which great people have brought the message of love to the world.  The great religious leaders obviously but there have been many other amazing people.  So many but to my mind the people who stand out are Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther king.

Mahatma Ghandi inspired  Indians to independence through a path of non-violence.  To Gandhi, the road to the goal was as important as the goal itself.
One of his many inspirational quotes is, "When  I am in despair, I remember throughout history the ways of truth and love have always won."
Nelson Mandela made a significant contribution to peace in South Africa.  Although imprisoned for fighting apartheid, he was released and became first democratically elected President.  Mandela sought to forgive and work with the former white minority.  Mandela became a global symbol of goodwill and how people can make a real contribution to peace and he was awarded Nobel Peace Prize.  Mandela said “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.  People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Martin Luther King was a non violent civil rights leader.  King promoted an end to discrimination through an inclusive philosophy of non-violent protest and mutual co-operation.  He also spoke out against the Vietnam war.
Honestly bloggers there are so many wonderful people and so many wonderful quotes I hope you enjoy these few.
Bloggers have a good week and keep warm over and out London.










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2019年02月07日

Kindness

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers well a bit late but again happy new year to you all. Wishing you good health peace and prosperity in abundance.
Not such a good start for some people in Australia where more than 1,100 people have been evacuated from the town amid a "once in a century" flood. Crocodiles and extremely dangerous snakes are in the streets, I for one would not like to meet the crocodiles.
The streets of London are not paved with gold as the character called Dick Whittington once thought, but there are sometimes visible remarkable acts of kindness. It's been very cold in London and there are a lot of people who sleep out on the streets. I was walking past a church, near me, I saw some coats and scarves hanging on a rail and a sign saying; Are you cold take one. Like to help give one. I was very touched by people's generosity. Two days later the number of coats had increased and so had the goods. There were bed quilts in plastic wraps straight from the dry cleaners, plus tokens that you could use in cafes in the local area to get a hot drink or soup. Sometimes people just need to be an opportunity to be kind.
A young girl Ruby is full of the spirit of kindness. She spends a lot of time at the care home in Arkansas where her mother works as a nurse. She enjoys talking to the residents.
When the 11-year-old found out that one of them could not afford the £9 for their pet dog to visit, Ruby Kate knew she had to take action.
She found a notepad left over from school and asked the residents one question: "If I could bring you three things in the whole world, would you want? " The needs of the residents weren't great, they requested "fresh fruit", "haircuts" and "snacks".
After setting up a GoFundMe page, Ruby's "three wishes" project has raised more than £47,000 to provide the things that "make life sweeter" for elderly people. Remarkable for such a young person.
Well bloggers have a good week over and out London.























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