Tag: caring

How a nightmare childhood inspired one-of-a-kind gifts

Foster care

“I bless children in foster care, that the challenges of their past weigh not unduly on their future. I bless  the  hosting  families that they may welcome their foster child with gentleness, deep compassion and caring and an understanding of their special needs.” Pierre Pradervand, from https://pierrepradervand.com/365-blessings-to-heal-myself-and-the-world/ On any given day, there are nearly 437,500…

Percolating Peace

Percolating Peace

For years, Italian coffee giant illy has earned the reputation of a company that prioritizes people over profits.  And while it sources its coffee from 25 countries around the globe, Columbia is the place where that philosophy is making a real difference.  Ask Fernando, an ex-commander of the FARC paramilitary revolutionary movement that spent 50…

A blessing for migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean

One can never insist enough on the fact that blessing is one of the main tools we have at our disposal for healing the world. Wherever we are, whatever the situation, we can bless. Some people complain that they do not know what to do to heal the world. Well, if we just open our…

A blessing for children in foster care worldwide

Children in foster care often come from very dysfunctional families,  and the foster parents may not always be up to the high standard of parenting which should be expected for such a role. So the children concerned show much higher rates of school failure, difficulties in social adaptation and delinquency than their peers. When they leave…

Pay-As-You-Feel Cafe Feeds Thousands on Food Waste

based on an article by Cat Johnson, syndicated from shareable.net, May 03, 2015 “I bless this day for the food which blesses my table three times a day … And I say yes, yes, yes for the innumerable opportunities to bless, knowing that each sincere blessing returns to bless me too.”  Pierre Pradervand Adam Smith…