Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Starved For Attention


Here in BC we have a huge child poverty problem, and it's nothing compared to Africa and similar places damaged by war and natural disasters. I can not do much but I can share this info with you. By sharing and talking about it, we can enlighten people and hopefully not turn away.

The thing that I have noticed is that some people have so much wealth they just can not even comprehend what it would be like to have no groceries in the house, or their child being hungry and having to say "I'm sorry, but that's all we have right now."

The world is so distorted, as people zoom around and street race in their super expensive cars and go home to their $500,000 home, to watch their big screen TV and text their friends on their Iphones.

What can we do? They say, I work hard for my money. I earned it! I deserve it.

Well maybe so, but just remember that it will come back to bite you. Karma does. Those hungry little kids, they will be damaged, and their brains are not going to be the super intelligent healthy working organs they could be, it's anybody guess where their path will take them, with out food, with out love..

Imagine if you were hungry..and their was no food in your home,.. Really, I mean actually try to imagine this.. and you had no money, maybe no parents, maybe no one to love you and help you ...I know it sounds like one of those commercials that we so conveniently flick the channel on.

Maybe though just from reading this, or looking at this link with the stories, maybe people will think twice about buying that super expensive blouse, or jacket, or piece of jewelry or car...and think do I really need this. What could I do with $500 if I were to try and help someone.

Do you know how many groceries that can buy, in Canada, in Mexico, in Africa...
$500 would buy 100 packages of lasagna, or oatmeal, or gallons of milk and that's in Canada..imagine in Mexico, or Africa...can you see these kids gaining weight already, and their beautiful little brains, and bodies and spirits growing leaps and bounds, not just from the food, but because they would know "someone cares" somebody out there actually cares..and there is hope...

Otherwise what is there...just a bunch of stuff...without people it's just stuff...and who needs it...isn't a beautiful little life more valuable than some stuff!

Beekeeper Leaks EPA Document - Pesticides & Regulations

When Angel was smaller, if someone asked her, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" "I'm going to be a bee doctor" she would proudly state.

She had it all figured out, until one day she told me, "Mom, bees are too small, I can't bring the ambulance and operate on them" and so we moved on ... but we still have a huge LOVE of bees, especially as Angel has a talent for holding bees.

This article is very upsetting, but very enlightening and really not at all surprising because these same principles are being applied to pharmaceutical studies and other products. Things get grandfathered in even though they are known to cause cancer, and studies that could expose dangerous elements, & products do not receive funding so that potentially damaging products get passed and are being used by people assuming that the governments and the review boards are supposedly protecting them.

So like this man says we can all do our part, do your best to get informed and then share it, break it down so that the average person can understand it. Make a video, photograph it, help kids understand it. We owe it to them, they have to go forth and carry on, let's give them what they need to survive.

Let's face it, everyone that saw the BEE MOVIE, knows that we can't survive without bees.


Don't Miss Zipolite Days/Zipolite Dias- The Town Fair

Zipolite Dias

Zipolite Dias/Days February 2009
The town fair is awesome, there is a parade through town and they have the giant paper mache dolls that the get inside and then dance and it's so funny. There is a band that plays and it is such a wonderful culture experience. The 2nd year they had baskets and they put the baskets on your head and danced or threw candy, Angel loved it. The year before she got to carry a star. The second night are the rides and the kids have wonderful time. It's a lot of fun, there is even some kind of greased pole where the youths of the community climb the pole to get the presents at the top. Pretty crazy. We really had fun. We will miss it this year! Angel loved the dragon ride, she loved all the rides.

Febrero en Zipolite 2009

Beach life in Zipolite in Febrero 2009