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To All Soldiers who we Remember on Anzac Day!

To all soldiers who we remember on Anzac Day, I say thank you!  So many men and women gave their lives for our country, even up to 2014.  These amazing individuals, some of them kids themselves, volunteered to serve their country.  To head into the unknown and get killed in those fields.  They did it for us and I say thank you.

Every time, I see someone collecting money to help families and loved ones if our fallen soldiers, I put money in their tins.  I do not do it for a badge, many look at me in surprise, but I always say it is my way to say thank you.  It was also special when Emma was telling Steve that they put money in the tin to say thank you.

So many lives have been lost to war and we simply have not learnt.  Why are people still being sent to fight against others?  In the words of the Dalai Lama, simply because we can not treat others simply as human beings.  If we took away all the labels eg race, religion, sex and treat each person as a human beings there would be no reason to send people off to fight and possibly not come back.

Coaching for Lifetime Change says thank you.

We Need To Celebrate Foster Care Parents

As a community, we should celebrate all that foster care parents do for children at risk.  As a child, I grew up watching my cousin become foster carers of a child with special needs but of course I never fully understood what that actually meant.  All I knew was this child was passed around until he came into the lives of my cousins and who in the end adopted him.

Over the last couple of years, we have gotten to know an amazing foster care parent who is simply amazing.  She has had over 10 foster care children and at present she has three beautiful children who are receiving the love that sadly the biological parents do not provide.

Someone once said to me there must be more of foster care situations where we live rather than where they live.  On reflection of this comment it made me realise that no there are so many foster care families out there but they look like everyone else providing the love and support that so many children are not provided by biological parents.

We should all appreciate what these special groups of people do for those children who are these children.  Foster care parents open their homes, hearts and lives for these children and I want to take this moment to thank you for all that you do.