Dis-abled? I think not. The better word is “differently abled”.
I am very touchy about this topic, because I have a loved one who is differently abled. He is diagnosed with down syndrome. Although we aren’t blood, he’s like my little brother. I have dreamt of someday making the world a better place for him.
I’ve dedicated the rest of my life to working hard, to make life easier for the lesser fortunate. Be it emotionally, physically, financially or anything basically.
In my mind, even though my family can’t possibly be categorized under ‘a rich family’, I wholeheartedly believe I’ve had my share of luck with unconditional love and support from my wonderful family. Having approached 18 years of living, and legally being an adult, it’s my turn to be the giver.
Now that you are able to know what I’m doing with my life, you’ll see that someday I’ll accomplish my dream and there will be an article titled ‘Aqueel’s Happy Place’ telling you all about it.
What may ‘Aqueel’s Happy Place’ be?
Inspired by GG’s flowers and Bitty & Beau’s, and my darling Aqueel, it’s going to be the first (hopefully) shop providing employment to differently abled people in Sri Lanka.
GG’s flowers – The Canberra florist is a family-run, socially-sustainable business, that was started as a way to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with special needs. If you are living in Canberra, the next time you want to buy some fresh flowers, make sure to buy them from GG’s flowers. You can check out their facebook page here.
Bitty & Beau’s – A coffee shop that provides jobs for those with intellectual and development disabilities. Amy Wright, whose two youngest children have down syndrome, started the business a year and a half ago. If you are living in North Carolina, the next time you want to head over for some coffee, make sure you go to Bitty & Beau’s. You can check out their facebook page here.
Here’s a video about why people love Bitty & Beau’s coffee shop –
Join us in our mission to give differently abled people love, support and meaningful employment. If you are able to do something like this, please go ahead and take the initiative to do so. Let’s change the world, one step at a time.
A must watch because racism has become a huge issue nowadays!
These are the kind of things you should show on television commercials. Specially when it’s a commercial to a cartoon or a kiddies movie. It teaches the kid something really special, and makes his/her time worthwhile.
I think this video is really sweet and everyone should watch it. Show it to your parents, spouse, siblings, children, basically everyone.
If you’ve been being reading my blog via a browser (please do, it’s much more interesting than reading through the WordPress reader), you might have noticed the amazing theme of my blog. (I think it’s amazing!)
What you might have not noticed is that I’ve added a drop down to my ‘Changing The World‘ menu. There’s two menus on the drop down.
‘Let’s Focus On The Good’ is a subcategory I opened to share inspirational videos and articles of the good in the world. I think it’s important to have a place which you can go to and keep smiling throughout.
You can check the articles I have under that category so far,
Random is where you can find all the random, informative stuff on my blog. There’s quite a number of links under it, so I’m not going to list them here. Do check it out for yourself though, you don’t wanna miss it.
Reblogs is where you can find amazing content published by fellow bloggers which I reblog (reads that interest me and make me think would interest you too).
Islam is where you can find articles about Islam, Misconceptions of Islam, etc.
Suggest A Topic is where you need to go to do exactly what it says. It can be information you want for something (an assignment, a speech), for your reading pleasure, anything basically. I will try my best to write about it. If I can’t, I’ll make sure to reply to you that I’m unable to write about it, to make sure you don’t wait for it.
A pizza shop based in Philadelphia, Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, feeds the homeless through an initiative called “Pay It Forward”.
Customers can pay $1 to pre-purchase pizza slices for a person in need, who can come in and enjoy free food. They are redeemed with a sticky note on the wall.
I was currently wanting to end it. This has been a hard couple of months. Rosa’s has brightened up my days. Something as small as a slice of pizza can do wonders. I thank you guys so much for what you’re doing for the community. Much love.
-James (The Kid With Glasses)
Mason Wartman, the shop’s owner, shares where the inspiration for the idea came from.
As you may know, this is the Holy Month Of Ramadan for Muslims all over the world. It’s a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship.
Muslims are expected to put in more effort into following the teachings of Islam. Muslims fast, which is the fourth pillar of Islam, from dawn to sunset. During the fast, they refrain from consuming any food and drinks. This is to make them personally aware of the plight of underprivileged people, which evokes a degree of social consciousness. They also guard themselves from all evil, reflecting the essence of piety.
The Kuwaiti telecom company ‘Zain’ decided to make the most out of the holy season with a powerful three-minute ad urging people to reject suicide bombings.
I’m not going to go through what happens in the video (I watched it atleast three times). However, here’s something incase you missed it in the video.
They included actual victims of terror attacks. 🙁
Also, here’s a sneak peak into the YouTube comment section incase you are wondering if the video is worth your data/WiFi. 😰