To remind us that life is temporary, for all of us. To remind us to put as much love and joy into each day as we can. And to surprise ourselves with how capable and resourceful we can be, once we get started.
Tools and 'How To' ideas
Fantasize. Draw up a design that will kind-of fit the template below. Go over the edges. Use unlikely colors, put visiting creatures in, and artworks if you like.
|This looks a likely spot for a loved, loveable garden|
|Double click to enlarge, then trace in your own ideas|
Share with the world, see what comes back
Post your heroic drawing efforts on your Facebook page, for your friends to giggle at. Maybe they will find whats missing, and put it in. Email your pics to to me - I have no idea how to make a tropical garden, thats why I'm asking everybody. Just take a photo of your drawing with your camera, and send.
I sent the first draft of this story to water expert Ross Mars, and look what came back - Rainfall data we need, to design a water system that works.
'Ready! Fire! Aim!" is the correct order, for getting totally new things done.
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About Hands Across the Water
Hands across the water is a Boutique charity, established by Detective Inspector Baines and his colleagues after the Thailand tsunami. A year after completing his work for those who had died, he found the children orphaned by the tsunami were still living in a tent, with an uncertain future.
'Results not Excuses'
Detective Baines is young, and quiet. He doesn't smile much, but gets things done. One year after he and his colleagues established 'Hands', the million dollars for the children's new home was raised. Not only do they have a colorful home. A palm oil and a rubber plantation were acquired. The children play and picnic there now, amongst trees that will be income source in their future.
Detective Baines and other directors pay for 'Hands' administration out of their own pockets.
Every cent donated to Hands across the water goes directly to caring for the children - food, medicine, and education.Detective Bains won the Australian of the Year award recently, and lectures to Corporate groups on effective leadership.
|Hands across the water 8-day fundraising bike ride though Thailand|