Yesterday was a busy day for me, or maybe I chose to make it busy, staying positive was the key. Made another appointment for physiotherapy on my injured left shoulder, surgery finally scheduled for early March, with a better, more patient attitude, with no attitude, lol. Made breakfast sandwiches for my co-workers, with help, carefully made coffee for them. Helped the Elder at our community college by putting together cree language and syllabics posters, also while I was there, helped a student artist by helping to finish his cree language 2019 calendar, did a run of 24, with more planned, did this for free because I was a student once. Made oven bannock for two elders for their supper, sat with a small family who a lost their brother to this cold spell, helped with soup and bannock there and listening to their stories, they really loved him. Today, I made more food ... Read Full Story >>
I haven't posted that much recently, but have done on average 10-12 random acts of kindness per day since my last post. I don't post because I made a promise to God to do something about the gang problem in my community. Once almost overrun by gangs and listed as a dangerous community, I have spent a lot of time walking, visiting, helping others when it mattered, in creating peace, for my community. Slowly, day by day, my community is healing, because I've kept my promise to God. I believe in God, he saved me during a dark time in my life. Now I do his work, for peace. But this is sort of why I'm posting today. It snowed last night, then a freezing rain, covering everything with a thin film of ice, including the highways, creating an emergency situation. Going to the store to check my lottery tickets, I had difficulty ... Read Full Story >>
The weather was a nice -2 C yesterday.
So I made the most of this opportunity by repairing and putting up some poly on windows for an elder who had been getting sick because of broken windows. That way, she will not get sick again, I hope.
This week, I made her and another elder some fresh bannock for their supper.
I also spent some time visiting and helping to carry around twin girls, 2 months old, so cute.
Then, I went to go help another family at a wake. This is part of what I do, being there for those who lost a family member - I think it's important.
In other actions, I helped carry groceries for an elder to her vehicle, made food to surprise others, helped visitors to my community, fed neighbor's dogs when they weren't home for 3 days. Just generally, I went around being a positive force and energy for others...for peace.
Yesterday, I saw someone start having a seizure as he was crossing a cross walk. Recognizing his situation, as my late wife used to suffer from siezures, I sprung into action. With my one good arm, I dragged him off the highway to a safer location. I pulled with my legs. Once there, I kept talking to him, keeping him in the moment, held his hand, told him to keep squeezing it, and asking questions to keep him cognizant. Others came running up to let me know they called the ambulance. Once they got there, I knew he was safe and left the scene after relaying important information. Lucky my training allowed me to do the right thing at the right time.