Poverty FREE Bay
Poverty FREE Bay
An alternative way to promote our district, retain our history and redeem our name would be to simply add four letters, and become:
Poverty FREE Bay …and in turn, change our mindset.
Let’s begin to develop a ‘Culture of Invitation’ as a City of Firsts…
A ‘paradigm shift’ would be helpful
Nothing changes physically - but our attitude shifts
As someone once said: “Our attitude determines our altitude”
HONOUR: Is to place high value on someone or something
BRAVEST are those who are first to: Apologise
STRONGEST are those who are the first to: Forgive
HAPPIEST are those who are first to: Forget
Some of the happiest people on the planet lack the amenities of this Western culture - and yet they are rich in their outlook and joy for life.
Have you ever watched ‘The Gods Must Be Crazy’? This movie is an excellent depiction of how one’s outlook on life can in turn determine the quality of it.
What really determines ‘poverty’ are the choices we make:
Poverty of spirit; lack of self worth; lack of self esteem
Regardless of asking: “Is your glass half empty or half full?”
Poverty can be a:
Place Of Valid Entrapment, Repeatedly Tricking You
Poverty can give you a:
Perception Of Valid Entitlement, Repeatedly Tantalizing You
Torment with disappointment. Raise and then dash hopes of.
OR, Poverty can be a:
Place Of Value, Encouragement, Reconciliation, Transforming You
Poverty can in reality be a state of mind – a choice:
Let’s choose! To live aspirationaly in: Poverty FREE Bay
Certainly we need to provide for the less fortunate; but not to live out of generational paternalism and dependency.
Why not simply remarket our district as: Poverty FREE Bay
There is no need to go to the ‘massive expense of name changing’.
Poverty FREE Bay can be our aspiration, and inspiration, for our future!
What we role model to the younger generation
What we teach them
How we live daily
A decision to change our negative mindset
That which is our POD – our Point of Difference
Let’s demonstrate real heart felt change – and develop a ‘Culture of Invitation’. That people will want to visit and meet with the people of:
Poverty FREE Bay – because they are genuinely different; demonstrating true kindness to one another, with aroha and love.
With the current focus on Poverty currently swamping the media - here we are – with no one on the planet better positioned to demonstrate how to rise above and beyond a perceived negative.
Let’s move forward with a positive attitude - simply add these 4 letters to state we are - FREE – and make the choice, choose to change the way we face the future with whatever challenge/s comes our way…
Let’s create and be a:
Place Of Value, Encouragement, Reconciliation, Transforming You.
Then delight to live in Poverty FREE Bay
© … 14 / 06 / 2017 – 13 / 02 / 2018 … by Ray Sheldrake