Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi 

Since we returned to Canada, just over a week ago, Chris and I have defended our choice to spend alot of time in Mexico. Concern for our safety is the roar. We thank our friends for their concern. Undoubtedly, we feel loved, thanks for that! We ask that you trust we’ve done our due diligence and have chosen a safe and peaceful community.

Rabid, is how my husband defines my love of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team. Last night my friends and I stood, hands to heart and sang O’Canada in front of our TV as Mark Donnelly sang our national anthem to and with the crowd. We cheered for OUR team. We were saddened by the loss and knew that the Bruins deserved to win the Stanely cup. Shucks, how I hate admitting that! Tim Thomas’s story is amazing and he will forever be remembered and I trust honoured for being ‘that guy’ who is an athletic hero. We turned off the TV and enjoyed a wonderful meal.

Today, I opened Facebook, read about the riots, then turned on the TV to watch the news. With horror and tears I saw how my fellow Canadians ravaged our city. We watched the Chief of Police discuss the events of the evening. I’m sickened. I’m not going to focus on what happened, enough are doing that already. My momma taught me that there is good and bad everywhere, and the bad were out in full force last night. AND, as always, there is good too. As I understand it more than 14,000 people signed up to help with cleaning up Vancouver streets and that is going on now.

I believe the Vancouver Police and Fire Departments did a fantastic job. Before pointing fingers at them, let’s look at ourselves and our society. I bet there are many parents watching their adult children, caught on video, who are embarrassed today and wondering where they went wrong.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Martin Luther King Jr

My experience in Mexico… people march, stand up for, let their voices be heard for a cause, not over a sports game, although I could be wrong.

Today, as I am horrified that CNN and many other news outlets are portraying our most gorgeous city as somewhere NOT to visit due to it’s people I ask those that believe Mexico is unsafe to remember that there is good and bad everywhere in this world. Please, don’t visit the border towns in Mexico if you value your safety… at this time.

PLEASE do visit me and the Riviera Nayarit, which in my mind, has some of the kindest and most peaceful people I have ever met. Puerto Vallarta is an enchanting town. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a music mecca, has a world class marina and exudes Mexican heritage and charm. Other communities in the area, within an hour or so from us are well worth the day trip. I’m singling out this area of Mexico as it’s where we’ve chosen to call home… away from home. Good friends live in Loreto and it is safe too, in fact, I believe, most of Mexico is safe. Please come visit, explore and have a grand vacation.

To those reading who are now afraid to come to Vancouver, I ask that you let what you’re hearing on the news today vaporize from your mind and come check it out. MOST people are good and kind and Vancouver and it’s surrounding communities will treat you well!

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.

John Wesley


It occurs to me, let’s all turn off the news and let’s explore the world!

Inspire someone today!

Not feeling it? Be kind, be generous… be love!

7 thoughts on “Let us all see and BE the BEST in life!

  1. <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Thanks Christine.<div><br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

  2. <html><head><style type="text/css"><!– DIV {margin:0px;} –></style></head><body><div style="font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><DIV>Well done Cindy my sentiments exactly……………….Regards Christine.<BR></DIV> <DIV style="FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><BR> <DIV style="FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><FONT size=2 face=Tahoma></DIV></DIV></div></body></html>

  3. <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">You’re right but man it’s disgusting!<div><br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

  4. Great job Cindy! The same sort of thing (on a slightly smaller scale) happened in Edmonton in 2006. There are ignorant people everywhere.The police, etc are only doing their job and a very difficult one at that.This will all blow over and people will still go to Vancouver to ski, enjoy the ocean, to sample all the wonderful restaurants (with so many types of cuisine available), etc. Despite the fact that some really drunk and stupid individuals proved are how ignorant theya re.

  5. <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Thanks for that, Tracey!<div><br><div><div></div></div></div></body></html>

  6. The calmest of cities have been known to erupt over a sports victory or loss.Personally, not being a sports fan I don’t get it. It’s sad that a game turns into a riot. But people will not stop coming to Vancouver, it’s a great city. And no one is really afraid of Canadians you must admit.Great post, and lovely quote at the end.

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