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Differently Abled Given Love, Support And Employment

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.

With Love.

 

You can find more inspiring videos under Changing The World One Step At A Time – Let’s Focus On The Good.

Here’s A Few Direct Links –

 

Prologue

Have you ever wondered if there was anything more you could do with your life? Like you know, for example, change the world? Put an end to poverty, put an end to child labor, put an end to world hunger, put an end to all the violence around you, put an end to global warming.. The list would go on and on, because why? Our world has a million problems which needs solutions. Our world needs fixing. And who may be out there to fix this broken world? You. Me. All of us.

I am the kind of person who gets inspired easily. I love getting inspired. I like that feeling of goodness entering me. I always tend to think, why can’t I do that? Why can’t I inspire people? Why can’t I help change the world? And you know what I thought? Why is the beginning of each of those questions “Why can’t I” ? Instead, how about I change it to “How can I” ? So when I thought about it for longer, I realized I need to reach out to the world. I wanted to connect with people who are just like me. I wanted to share my thoughts, know what others think about it, make the thought even better with the help of people around the world, provide a platform for others to share their thoughts (this part I’ll be working on with time since I’m new to blogging), and so on. What is the best way to do that? The internet. Things tend to go viral in the internet all the time. But what’s the point in having it all figured out but not putting it into action? So here I am, in my attempt to change the world, one step at a time.

With Love.