November 22, 2008
The landfill in Payatas, The Philippines, is notoriously known the world over as Smokey Mountain. For over 35 years, the smoking dump site has grown to become a stark and heart-tugging reminder of the desperate onditions of humanity.
On a daily basis, children pick through newly arrived garbage to
collect material to sell. The earnings made by one child are not enough to even buy food for the day. Hence, entire families are forced to climb the mountain each day, hoping to earn enough to feed everyone. Children as young as four years old are forced to work in this daily struggle for survival.
In response to the plight of these children, Totedaddy.com is working with Lighthouse Center For Children Foundation to bring a little cheer to the children this Christmas.
Totedaddy.com has kicked off with a cash sponsorship of USD 10,000 to enable the children to celebrate Christmas. FusionExcel International has also pitched in a USD 5,000 in cash sponsorship. The money raised
will help fund the projects already in place, and help fund additional projects aimed at providing better housing, and a means of livelihood for the Payatas community.
It is hoped that by creating better awareness to the plight of these children, more support can be garnered towards their betterment. Together we can bury poverty!
November 20, 2008
Your Birth Month is October
You are a natural leader who is able to stand up when no one else can.
Strong and powerful, you tend to overshadow those around you.
Your soul reflects: Gratitude, comfort, and true love
Your gemstone: Tourmaline
Your flower: Cosmos
Your colors: White and yellow
The Rules of this award:
Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.Now, it is my turn to pass this refreshing award to my blogger friends : Rose, kevin, Fe, Cherryl, and pau.
November 19, 2008
In today's world it just seems like everybody is constantly extremely on the go. Its like an old cliche' that my mother once told me that you have to stop and smell the roses. It seems like every body's always worried about every little thing. If they would only slow down for a moment and focus, things might be a lot clearer. I think this all started in the seventies and just escalated over the last forty years. You ever have a conversation with someone and they stare right through you not even hearing what you said. After a while at my new job I really thought I was the only real person there. Everybody is so programmed that they are like little robot. I just put myself through little ingrains in my mind that keeps me focused just like as if I was putting myself through self improvement training. The day dreamers are the worst it seems it's tough to tell if they are in deep thought of the task at hand because you know thinking of a good plan is always a good way to get the job done quicker. But usually when they awake from that stare they're still blank in the face they must have been thinking about the supper or lunch. It was so nice about hearing the mindful living network it always seems to bring about a peaceful calm at the end of my monotonous day.
Nearly everyone experiences writer's block when they start keeping a journal. When I do, I just remind myself that I am not trying to create literature for the ages but only trying to explore and understand my innermost feelings. It's always fun for me to go back on the dates wherein I wrote down entries which always fascinate me into what I thought or felt at different stages of my life.