Autumn 2019

The end of a month is coming near,

The day is clear and air is crisp,

The changes are all in Colour and are littered among dead leaves,

The mornings and evenings are fighting with winter,

Animals are still fighting with food for hibernation.

Another passing season readable within all the fine print.

Happy Halloween!

Do You Believe?

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_development

As a child, I would rub my tummy to express how I felt about gramma feeling ill.

The women of authority believed in my empathy for others.

My father also believed in my child empathy for others, as did his friends.

As a young adult, many friends and family, neighbors and community believed in valuing others and showing compassion and warm-heartedness to others.

As a writer, I have moved into experience with people and shadowing others.

As a person I am willing to explore beliefs and adapt to better ways in day to day living.

It is easy to see a wider scope of moral development from individual,group and resources beyond present use in society as a whole.

The opportunity is wide for lifetime use, study and change.

Moral development is part of a lifetime endeavour.

Do No Harm

You can read and put it into practice and journal about it.

You can talk to others about it.

But we really need to learn how to live.

To live is to learn, love, laugh and begin to build a life and a legacy.

With each life built this way, others need not reinvent the way.

But life has up and down and most of us get broken and need time to mend.

It is a challenge to live and do no harm.

We cause much damage to ourselves and others.

When we loose sight of our harm, we do more harm.

It is a big concern for all who strive to live a good life.

International Day of Peace

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.
— Read on www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-peace-day

The more important question is about day two.

There is a need for continuing the work to a final conclusion:365 a year.

With this actuality, progress can continue to be strived for with concrete outcomes and a direction to improve on the day to day peace, ad infinitum…

Individuals need to be engaged, repeatedly to attempt a dialogue and affirmative action for ongoing continual peace.

John Lennon said it best, “Give peace a chance.”

Day by day, an actual scale to approach for everyone, in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation.

The Difference Between Success And Failure

After meditation on two great ideas, there is a third that may shine a little light on a big problem.

First, “The Secret”, by Earl Nightongale may be dated but it was the start of something new, namely self-improvement.

Advice is nothing new, “If” by Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem to his son with the point of view of a concerned human being.

There is also a philosophy that states it is best to define your terms and be specific as possible about your predictive science.

So with this in mind, ‘Success’ is a triumph or a win which is part of an axiomatic idea that strikes through it on the way to failure.

Failure is an attempt at winning something being practiced to produce a desired outcome, but does not work.

Many people advise trying until the outcome, win or success is won. But this is a false impression.

Correlation shows something like a bell curve. Lots of practice for various degrees of success and failure.

So maybe there is something to Kipling’s advice, “If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same.”

Personal development can also get you on the road to success. Yet, mostly it is education and other forms of work that the correlations show as outcomes.

Many of us suffer and need help along the way to personal improvement or any other form or difference in our outcomes.

Perhaps your outcomes are more alike than you would like to know. A few are successes and some are failures.

To try again is probably in the cards but prepare for the next failure.

It is a normal outcome that becomes an experience to live and learn. So does the success. Preparation works for both outcomes.

Location may vary and resources too, focus on the process, execution and learning from experience is the goal.

Along the way share and accept help that is available and try to do your best.

It’s gems like Nightingale’s ‘Secret’ and Rudyard “If” that make all the difference between success and failure.

Life’s experience is always about both and we are here to live in peace with all the experience that’s part of it.

DR Congo: Response to Ebola epidemic facing funding challenges

Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA)   –   The response to the Ebola epidemic in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in northeastern DR Congo continues to be hampered by lack of adequate funding and limited human resources, th
— Read on www.panapress.com/DR-Congo-Response-to-Ebola-epide-a_630593003-lang2.html

Awareness is key, please support the effort.

Child Abuse Is Plain And Simple

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turpin_case

Children’s rights are front and centre when considering extreme examples of child abuse.

The world may harbour many more problems for the special needs of children.

We need a charter for children’s rights to help support the legal rights and obligations for them.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-california-parents-who-starved-and-shackled-children-sentenced-to-life/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_rights?wprov=sfti1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Centre_for_Child_Protection?wprov=sfti1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Welfare_League_of_Canada?wprov=sfti1