“The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk”. ~ Dalai Lama.

Colorful Autumn Pond Reflection 1

This photo was taken on a long and winding country road.  Fall has always been one of my favorite times of year.  The beauty that surrounds New England is breathtaking.  I always look forward to the change in seasons!

 

This photo was taken so far from Washington and the looming government shutdown.  Yet the lay offs (furloughs) are impacting more and more people everyday.  From nonessential Technicians on our military bases to Early Education…

 

Still our elected officials continue to be paid while also accruing benefits.  Perspective – From the beginning of the government shutdown until its resolve, the least each of you can do is donate all your gross earnings – not  just a portion – to a charity!

 

What will be the legacy of this government shutdown – these elected officials?  

 

As posted in my last blog: What impact will the “Government Shutdown” have on individuals, families, communities, nonprofits and charitable giving, …?  This article by The Chronicle of Philanthropy caught my attention:  http://bit.ly/19YPPO3  “We elect officials to govern, and when they fail in their obligations they get a failing grade from us,” said Diana Aviv, president of Independent Sector, a coalition of nonprofit and foundation leaders said at her organization’s annual meeting today. “Shutting down government hurts communities, it hurts poor people, it hurts families. It’s time for them to get back to the business of governing.”

 

We need to strengthen individuals, families and communities! 

 

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October 4, 2013 · 9:28 pm

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