“I hope all the leaders of the world can try and do good” Abdullah Kurdi says a year after his two sons and wife drowned trying to flee Syria. A year ago this image of the limp dead body of his 3 year-old son Alan, shocked our minds and grabbed our hearts as we were … More Leaders must do good.
One of the things my son and I do for weekend kicks is launching ourselves down our street, which has a reasonably steep hill, on skateboards. There’s something about gaining momentum that is fun and exhilarating. And as the formula P = MV rightly points out, the bigger you are the faster you go. As … More How to build momentum
As this post goes live, my friend at work has her 1 billionth second on this planet. HAPPY 1,000,000,000 seconds. As humans were generally not that good at understanding numbers. A Million or a Billion, not that much different right? Well… A thousand seconds, is 16 minutes away. Make sense, feels about right. A million … More Don’t let big numbers stop you making a difference.
As I stood motionless at the Killing Fields, what seemed like millions of tear drops landed on my umbrella. The bleak wet day only added to my somber mood as the horror of humanity played out in my mind. Men, women, boys, girls & babies slaughtered by their fellow countrymen on a scale I will … More We are all horrendous and beautiful.
Mid sentence Jim exhaled an audible groan and instantly we burst into uncontrolled laughter. The groan just reflected the thoughts echoing in our heads as we bounced, banged and rocked our way along the red clay road in a remote rural area of Cambodia. Our hosts were taking us, no, bouncing us to a village … More So the water that comes from the Well is not 100% pure?
On a wet humid evening we sat outside on the bustling street corner, in the heart of the action, waiting to enjoy our meal. The restaurant we chose, our clothes and the colour of our skin screamed to the locals that we were wealthy foreigners to Phnom Penh, and almost immediately we were confronted with … More 2 tips for being more generous and compassionate.
The good.trust is well on its way to building its first clean.water well! Last week was a big week for the trust. Jim celebrated his birthday raised $3,200 and Luke Thompson started recording a song called ‘water’ that he has gifted to the trust to sell and raise funds for clean.water. Follow the good.trust http://www.good.org.nz http://www.facebook.com/goodtrust http://www.twitter.com/goodnz
Amongst the friends and conversation and laughter and music we raised over $1500 for our first good.well project. April 30th at Café Agora was the celebration of my 40th birthday. With all honesty it was really just a great opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Good Trust, and to raised funds … More 219 |365 Our first Good Trust party