"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Saturday, July 02, 2016

There Is Some Good News

Away from the grand vaudeville show of electoral politics.

This, for example:

A group of kids were selling lemonade at New York Pride last weekend – to raise money to support Orlando victims.

As the city held its annual Pride parade on Saturday, four-year-olds Sam Bernstein and Finn Madden and three-year-old Dean Haines set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

The trio had a lot of help from their parents as they set up the stand, but proud mum Stephanie Bernstein says they were excited to be making a difference.

They raised $250.

And this, from Ireland:

Next Saturday, Dublin’s Muslim community will break bread with the LGBT community, and members of the council hope the evening will foster dialogue and promote positivity between the two communities.

“As more than one billion Muslims worldwide celebrate Ramadan by fasting and appreciating the blessings given to us, it is important for the Irish Muslim community to reach out to our neighbours as an example of true Islamic ideals,” said Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri – chairman of the Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council and Imam of the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre mosque.

A break from The Hairpiece.

No comments: