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Newsletter april 2014 for global solutions pay it forward


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Newsletter april 2014 for global solutions pay it forward

  1. 1. Newsletter April 2014 A New Year To “Remember” !! Krishnan reached home (Kerala) and is safe n sound with his sisters. It is an unbelievable feeling – a fine blend of happiness, joy, goose bumps etc. It takes years and years of hard work (sometimes, with no rewards just loads of frustration) to get that one experience which makes it worth the struggle to make the world a slightly better place for one !! In the last 15+ years I/We have seen so many volunteers become disillusioned and fall by the way side and our struggle as surviving volunteers is to not only help OUR VISION Making a Difference Through Helping Vulnerable Sections of Society. OUR MISSION, Aims & Objectives Getting people across the world to: Spend at least two hours a week helping others. Take time out of their hectic lives to help those in need. Care about the community they live in; AND Getting like minded people around the table to discuss requirements in their community and then follow it up with action. WE DON’T TAKE OR ASK FOR DONATIONS OF ANY KIND. WE ONLY ASK YOU FOR A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR PRECIOUS TIME !! those in need but, to bring those volunteers back doing the good work that they used to. For now the team involved is just happy with the happy ending in the New Year and continues to put in a great deal of effort buoyed by the joy of a success !! God Bless Krishnan and his family with good health and a long life together !!
  2. 2. Our Animal, Reptile & Bird Whisperers !! Priya, Anushaka and the team in Naigaon (Mumbai) keep getting call outs for creatures (animals, birds, snakes etc.) in trouble or ones which have not been invited and enter houses. The team goes in and rescues or cares for them. Those which require a release into the wild are taken to the nearby mountains and released. It is a shame that there is no centre which helps beyond Mira Road to Virar (Mumbai) other than a doctor who can be called in and around Virar. (Below photograph by Shayne - Top 3 by Priya) Food for thought (read somewhere) - Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears of my face. It does not have to be a rescue !! If people are educated about caring for all creatures big or small is reinforced by parents or advocated by young adults we wouldn’t have the abuse that we see around us all the time. Caring photographs below by Anam & Alcina.
  3. 3. 18 February 2014 – 2.00pm We arranged for a 3.15 pm transfer and I really believed that we were going to be part of a happy transfer. God Does Not Expect You To Succeed. He Expects That You TRY !! – Mother Teresa 16 February 2014 – 10.00am There was a little kitten which was rescued by Yoshita, Shayne & Subro. Ana F was going to adopt the kitten. 18 February 2014 – 3.00pm The kitten had taken its last breath. 18 February 2014 – 4.30pm Ana F took the little kitten to Andheri to be buried. The most important thing is that the group involved TRIED and that’s what matters most !! People Cared & People Tried !!
  4. 4. Bandstand Delights !!
  5. 5. The Kalina Brigade !!
  6. 6. Mira Road Magic !!
  7. 7. Please email your contributions to: Email: Email: Email: Emergency: 00919167489984 (& Whatsapp) Whatsapp: 0064274045336 Adrian Misquitta Admin Shushil Joseph Photography Mona Macwan Logo Designs MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK !! It is always good to see new people on our Facebook Group or adding people onto the Whatsapp Group. What is even better is getting contributions from across the globe !! Fingers crossed there will be more people contributing in the near future. Fantastic to have some of the people who were involved in the past come back with renewed energy. Welcome !! Welcome Aboard !! And Welcome Back !! Every one of us has different skills, some of us are good at teaching, some of us are good at reading, some of us are good at dancing, some of us are good at entertaining, some of us are good at writing, some of us are good at just being there etc.. Don’t waste your talent – use it to help people in need. It takes all types of people to make the world and Global Solutions & Volunteer in India/Singapore/NZ/Canada/... – Pay it Forward is no exception. Once again – WELCOME 2 – Making a Difference !! “We Love & Enjoy What We Do” Welcome Aboard !! The concept is really very simple and does not need a formal set up or NGO status. One can either go out and volunteer on their own or get a group going with your friends or colleagues or relatives or.... Volunteering can be rewarding & fun - There is a social side as you meet like minded people. People always think that volunteering is for old people or house wives or it has to be a career in social work. Not so, if you have a nice supportive group – so, for the super busy people - it will come down to just two hours a month. And it won’t cut into your family or social life !! Each photograph in this newsletter tells a story and for those who are already volunteering you know that it takes a some effort to get those smiles shining through and once that happens - along comes that nice warm fuzzy feeling in your heart and that feeling that you did make a difference in the life of the .... Remember that one is not limited to volunteering with people alone. There are animals, birds, reptiles & sea life facing extinction and need our help. There is our environment which is taking a beating. There are hundreds of causes which need our attention and so diversity and a huge number of volunteers will help. Together – WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!
  8. 8. Don’t Quit !! When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is Queer with its twist and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow, You may succeed with another blow. Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit, It’s when things seem worse, THAT YOU MUST NOT QUIT. One hundred years from now It will not matter What kind of car I drove, What kind of house I lived in, How much I had in my bank, Nor what my clothes looked like. One hundred years from now It will not matter What kind of school I attended, What kind of typewriter I used, How large or small my church, But the world may be.... A little better because..... I was important in the life of a child. - Forest Whitcraft