Friday, February 19, 2010

The Glass is Half Full

Dearest Readers,

(Before today's post, a word (or two) about leaving comments. A friend emailed me to say she tried to leave a comment and couldn't. I don't know if any of you have tried to do the same and been blocked but, if so, here's why:

My mother received a comment on her blog, the characters of which were actually multiple links to Asian porn sites. Soon after, I received the same comment. I then chose the setting that only allows members or followers to leave comments. If you'd like to leave a comment, please become a follower or create a Google account. Thanks!)

There are lots of people out there who are against the Olympics. What I would like those people to see is the unity this event is creating among people. It's everywhere!

Strangers are connecting in myriad ways all across these city streets. Conversations, shout-outs, mass cheering, you name it. There is a kind of solidarity at work that is unlike anything I've ever seen. It's like Facebook, only live.

As I was getting off the bus with one of the gals on the Big O Project last evening, a woman saw our official jackets and said, "You're from the Yukon?" We said we were. Another guy piped up and said, "I used to live in the Yukon!" and began to describe to us his old life in the North.

The woman who first spoke alighted with us and we chatted with her as she walked us to our destination. In exchange for her kindness and curiosity, I gave her an official Yukon pin, AKA gold (for some) in this pin-crazy environment.

I'm sure the protesters and the naysayers all have very good reason to be fighting what they perceive to be a beast that must be slain. But all I'm seeing is the Love.

Inspiring Message of the Day: I can choose whether to focus on the negative or the positive. Today I will embrace the positive. It is there for us to discover!

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