I often wonder why Australia is so cruel to Asylum Seekers when so many of them want to contribute to the Australian way of life. I saw this young woman interviewed on the ABC’s 7.30 report and thought “Wow!What an amazing person” Soumi and her family fled the terrors in her Sri Lankan homeland and… Read More WATB#WeAreTheWorldBlogfest:An Unstoppable, Radiant Light
Australian farmers have been going through a tough time with a severe drought. But a recent food contamination scare-someone spiking strawberries with needles-made it twice as tough for strawberry growers. This heartfelt response from Queenslanders, demonstrated much needed emotional and practical support for the farmers. Strawberry sundaes sell out in Brisbane, raising more than $50,000… Read More WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: Sweet relief for Strawberry Farmers
This is the 16th installment of this blogfest which seeks to promote positive stories of humanity to counter the miasma of constant negativity of mainstream news. The cohosts for this month are: Simon Falk, Andrea Michaels, Shilpa Garg, Sylvia Stein, Belinda Witzenhausen. Please visit their blogs for other inspiring stories. I love this story of… Read More WeAreTheWorldBlogfest; Who Has The Right To Beauty?
We Are The World is a monthly blogfest which seeks to bring positive stories to light. This is my contribution for July. As human beings,we’re all wounded. Some wounds heal quickly, others can take a lifetime but in our imperfect world there is often an expectation that we should be perfect and so we try… Read More WATB# WeAreTheWorld Blogfest; Showing Our Scars
This is my contribution to the wonderful monthly blogfest WeAreTheWorld, a Blogfest is all about spreading the love and the cohosts this month are Shilpa Garg,Simon Falk, Mary J Giese, Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas. Biswas. Biswas. Mother Nature is wonderful isnt she? And without wanting to minimise the negative effects of human induced climate change,… Read More WATB:WeAreTheWorldBlogfest; Mother Nature’s Resilience CSIRO names 212 new species of insects, fish, plants
The ability to drive means freedom and independence for women. I read this inspiring story shortly after viewing a news item on the struggles of Saudi Arabian supporters of the right of women in their country to drive. This is a story of empowerment, determination, resilience and inspiration And is my contribution to this month’s… Read More #WATB Blogfest: Determined to Drive her Life
At the end of every month, we bloggers are given the opportunity to search for and post good news stories, of which there are many, as an antidote to the mountainous tide of darkness in the news feeds. My co-hosts for this month are: Belinda Witzenhausen, Sylvia McGrath, Sylvia Stein Shilpa Garg, Eric Lahti .… Read More WATB#; In praise of Robots Which Make Life Easier for the Poorest
This is a most inspirational story, illustrating the human capacity for altruism even when struggling with illness. It also has a very happy ending which shows that good things do happen to good people How saving a writer’s life helped my dialysis app go global By Natasha LipmanBBC World Service When Javier Artigas began needing… Read More WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: (WATB#) How helping others can transform your life