Give, Hope, Love, Live

So many times in life we shy away from things because we have been hurt before, we shy away from the very things that we want most of all. The fear of disappointment can sometimes take over our need or want, hiding it into the oblivion and warping our perceptions. Those perceptions can often get thrown “helter skelter” and as we go on they get … Continue reading Give, Hope, Love, Live

The Life of TIK

Jani just turned 43, she has 5 children and is the sole bread winner for her family.  Each day she goes to homes to clean in order to make enough money to feed her children and to put them through school.  Her eldest, Ami, was just 21 when a friend of hers uttered the words “Come on just one hit, feel what I feel, it … Continue reading The Life of TIK

Sunshine, that’s what you are…

One of the things that people often don’t realise is just how much they are appreciated during those rough times.  When we’re in the mix we aren’t always able to thank those of you that help us, sometimes the words, the right words just don’t come.   So if you are someone that has helped someone though a rough patch, be it right this minute … Continue reading Sunshine, that’s what you are…

Healing a damaged knee and the soul

Have you ever noticed how when you hurt yourself you immediately start to protect that part of your body that is damaged? A small cut and a bandage goes on till it heals and all is fine again.  Hurt a muscle and it takes a while to heal, you may move differently to alleviate pain or stress on that area of the body.  Break a … Continue reading Healing a damaged knee and the soul

It’s because…

It’s because… I am a woman It’s because… I am a man It’s because… I am White It’s because… I am White-[add country here] It’s because… I am African It’s because… I am African-[add country here] It’s because… I am Asian It’s because… I am Asian-[add country here] It’s because… I am Latino It’s because… I am Latino-[add country here] It’s because… I come from … Continue reading It’s because…

Life’s pathways through the Jungle of Living

When you look at the photo on the left, it looks lob sided and in some parts tilting to the right quite a bit doesn’t it? This pathway on the right, I walked today, up in the mountains near to where I stay. I can honestly tell you it is a great little path filled with up hills and down hills, twists and turns, roundabouts … Continue reading Life’s pathways through the Jungle of Living

Today I made a grown man cry

Today I made a grown man cry, I was so shocked that my simple act could reduce him to tears and stumbling with words. As I walked towards the shop to get some chocolate for a sick mother I noticed an elderly man of about 70 leaning against the wall of the shop in his Sunday best counting his coins that he kept in a … Continue reading Today I made a grown man cry