It’s almost 2020🎉
It’s hard to believe that 2020 is just days away. In many ways were living in our futuristic world, with mini computers in our hands that we also use as phones, virtual offices, electric cars and the ability to see one another over thousands of miles in an instant. Oh, how wonderful it would be if this technology was around when my grandmother was alive so we could have a better way to communicate across the ocean, she in South Africa and me in America. I loved to talk to my grandmother about politics, the books she was reading and what was good in the world.
Today, those conversations might be even harder. We’d be able to see each other, but I imagine I might see disappointment on her face with all of the turmoil in the world. But, then I’d tell her stories about my work with Compassionate Atlanta and the wonderful acts of kindness I see each day. She would definitely be smiling. We’d both be smiling.
So, maybe we ARE in a better time. We can connect more easily; we can get to know others outside our community, and we can join with others to do good.
2020 is around the corner. Help us make it a year of kindness and compassion. We CAN make choices and we CAN shift the way we think, but we need examples to follow and positive messages to keep us on track.
In 2019, Compassionate Atlanta has co-sponsored 34 programs to support community connectedness, including conversations around our common humanity, supporting the opening of a winter warming shelter for those without a place to call home and joining in coalition to bring recognition and honor to those that were lynched because of the color of their skin.
Join us with an end of year gift to help build bridges, teach compassion, be an example and support the good.
-Leanne Rubenstein & The Compassionate Atlanta Team
Leanne Rubenstein & Iyabo Onipede