I had the opportunity to see the Documentary, Us & Them, at the Kelowna Community Theatre last week. Krista Loughton – writer and producer – did an amazing job at putting together a reminder of how important it is to build relationships and lift each other up in hard times. We all have pain, we all have suffering.  It shouldn’t matter where you sleep, or whether you eat three meals a day or three meals a week – we are all human, and we all deserve to be shown love and acceptance. Do not look down on those you view as less fortunate; instead, embrace them as equals.

As we approach the upcoming Holiday Season, do your community a favor and reach out. Whether it’s volunteering some of your time, or simply going out of your way to put a smile on someone’s face and lending them an ear. Allow a space in your heart for someone new and let them know they are not alone.  Stepping out of our comfort zone allows us to grow and evolve as a community which is a key component for change.

“It is only the habit of our egocentric mind that divides the world into ‘us and them’. More precisely, it is our inability – or refusal – to see the us in ‘them’ and the them in what we take to be ‘us’.” – Dr. Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.

Check out the Documentary Trailer in the link below, and if you’re able, purchase the full video. It is well worth the money!


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