Thanksgiving in the USA. 2016
I hope that you and your loved ones have a wonderful day.
Let’s start the day off by supporting the Indigenous people and recognizing that we are all citizens. The stand off at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline or #DAPL started about 6 months ago. They are defending their rights to clean water, OUR water, it’s an issue for everyone.
Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing to heal the bridge between Native Americans and the rest of the country, at least the ones that care? Kindness is powerful, protesting is our right, silence is crippling.
The DAPL could be coming to Washington State if they somehow get past the current protest in North Dakota, its more than likely.
The glaciers will be gone very soon at the rate of melting they are currently recording on the ice. Arctic wildlife is dying due to the loss of ice. Bees are now moving closer to extinction. Coral reefs are dying the world over. 70% of the food on this planet could be obsolete. That means that OUR food could be reduced to 30% the world over. Third world countries and the poor will be the ones that suffer.
Turning a blind eye to the serious issues like this is part of the reason we are in this mess. Silence kills, the current state of the planet is proof enough. Speak up, sign petitions, march, blog, resist, rebel, boycott. It’s a matter of life and death, literally.
I want to focus on the goodness in peoples hearts. I want to believe that we can make a better world together. Loving kindness and compassion are the key to that. I KNOW there are amazing, beautiful, diverse, intelligent, beautiful people out there, I know some of them.
There is a lot of good news around the world too, we just never hear about it. There is a global movement to bring education to girls and women, that includes technology working in remote places. There are some AMAZING medical research programs out there and new brain studies that are having a positive impact on medical practices the world over. There’s a global movement working to put in wells in remote places so that people can have CLEAN WATER. The hope is that unclean water born illnesses and deaths will drastically plummet.
MOST environmental issues in the world today are an outcome of the meat industry. Cutting down or quitting meat completely is another way you can help the environment. Please it’s healthier for you and your family.
Even PET FOOD is subject to some very cruel practices or, frighteningly, end up with the discarded pieces of other animals. When you hear the term ‘VEGAN PET FOOD’ it doesn’t mean there is no meat in
Count your blessings, find your passionate world issues and help them in any way you can. Even positive thoughts and prayers work. Be a better person than you were yesterday.
Brightest Blessings to you and yours.