2017 is an election year in British Columbia. I hope each one of you out there thinks about what is most important for the greater good of all when choosing who you will cast your ballot for.
For me personally, if I think of “self” and what is important? – family, our planet, health, life, earth, people. It seems that only when we are close to an Election do the promises come out.
In my opinion, “Politics and Greed” go hand in hand when people think only about self. I’m sure most would say I am opinionated which in a way I am, because I think about the whole.
“If the views I have expressed be right, we can think of our civilization evolving with the growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to large settled law.”
– John Boyd Orr
It is my understanding that most of the advocacy organizations here in BC are funded in some way by the Government. In whole or part because they can be controlled to think and do things a certain way.
Why do I advocate, because it is my passion to help society “EVOLVE.”
“I believe in an evolving Constitution. A flexible Constitution leaves room for us to consider not merely how the world once was, but how it ought to be.”
– Eliot Spitzer
I have never been one to take compliments well. When people say things to me about how great I am, or a blessing, I don’t think that way. I think its the way people should be. I like to empower people to believe in themselves and their dreams. To think outside the box, to enjoy life to the fullest, to do what their heart is telling them to do.
I love meeting people from all over the world. I love helping people and that is why I volunteer. I love advocacy, no one pays me to do it, I do it to give back, it is my contribution.
Life is short and every day should be enjoyed and we should all give back. In a perfect world, it would be that way. My aunt Kathy in Victoria always says to me “If people thought of others, there would be no war,” she is right.
My aunt in Croatia tells me, every day pray that God takes you under his wings, gives you strength, protects you. He has big time. Has it been easy, not in the least but I have no regrets. I enjoy life, value life and live life, my way.
Advocacy for our most vulnerable citizens is something many people don’t know or don’t want to know. They focus on their families rather than the whole. Even before my child was born, the system failed to tell us as her parents what was happening. No compassion, no ethical standards. It was months after she was born that we were given a diagnosis.
Most people don’t have a clue and don’t care of what families face when they have a child with a disability, a parent they are caring for or a loved one on the street. We have become an ignorant society only interested in self.
You can throw all the tax-free money you want at people and shuffle children into the system, or support families. To care for our most vulnerable citizens in a way, that is best for them, their families and society is doing what is proper rather than wasteful.
This is my goal, my dream, and my legacy that I will leave in this world. It does not matter how long it takes, I will fight tooth and nail for the greater good of people.
“We can’t manipulate some stars while maintaining other stars as controls; we can’t start and stop ice ages, and we can’t experiment with designing and evolving dinosaurs.”
– Jared Diamond
As for those who wish to comfort me, I am a very, very strong woman. Do, I cry, you bet I do, I miss my daughter with every fiber of my being. People can be so cruel towards others without fully understanding what it takes to love and care for children. All children matter, regardless of ability/disability.
Value life, be compassionate human beings, love people, regardless of race, religion, etc., etc., It is the only thing that will make a difference in this cruel dark world.