I decided to do this blog post as I get asked how can one help in supporting a humanitarian cause be it helping Rohingya Refugees, victims of terrorists attacks, natural disaster, violence, health matters, importance of education, or any number of other issues that are happening around the globe. I myself used to struggle around thinking of ways of giving my best back to humanity. However, we all have limitations. Our limitations are around unable to travel to those parts of the world and physically helping those who are in great need of financial and medical aid. This does not mean that we should get disheartened and give up. Take some time and read the following steps one can take and make a difference around the world even from their electronic devices. Always remember change is a constant process and does not happen overnight. One single step, even a thought of making a difference around the globe and reaching out starts the cycle of change and creates vibrations in the universe that overtime reaches out and affects everyone.
I learned about the works of Testimony Tailors through my twitter feed. I was deeply moved by the bravery of these women who do not want to give up, and wants to rebuild their lives. Even with very limited resources, they supported each other in Bangladesh camps and taught one another how to use a sewing machine.
While it is snowing heavily outside and the School Board has announced school closures early morning, I am sitting comfortably with a cup of tea scrolling through my twitter tweets. I once again came across an appeal from Jamila Hanan and Hands 4 Rohingya…
Not just kids….. As we begin a new school year, take a minute to say a little prayer for the kids that don’t fit in. The kids that come home in tears, because they sit on the buddy bench at recess–and even then no one will play with them. The kids that are “different” at school. Pray they know they are loved; pray they know they are special; pray they find their tribe of friends. And pray they find the strength to do it alone if that is what life has dealt them.
Teach your kids to be kind to everyone. Copy, paste and share the love. #projectbkind #loveoneanother
I glanced at my purple hand bag
hanging over the hook.
In a corner of a room,
With sunlight coming on it.
I felt happy and connected.
Starring at steam coming out of my hot tea in my favorite tea mug, one thought after another came in my mind and then faded away just like hot steam from my tea started to settle down.
I then looked at the title I gave to my article – “5 fingers”. Instantly my mind started to reel at various incidents around the globe among various communities, religions, race, and countries. Of course media plays a very powerful role in delivering these incidents to us. However, sometimes creating a positive influence on others yet at times fueling up negative thoughts and emotions among individuals of all age groups. Whatever, the impression might be given by media, the outcome sometimes fades away instantly and sometimes it lasts forever.