Week Six: June 16 - June 22, 2019

With family, comes compassion, with compassion comes learning, with learning comes living, and with life comes living.

 

The legacy, what you do every day, what you teach, and pass on to children, knowing they are watching and learning, as your actions are now determining a future reaction. Is this the legacy you want to leave behind?

 

As day 29 of walking comes to life, being enticed by the beauty of Mother Nature.The generosity of those who surrounded us, the greatest gift we can give another person is the gift of time.

When we began planning this walk, we were unsure as to how it would start and transpire. As the days began, then rolling into nights and life events and challenges emerged, we knew we would have to make some significant sacrifices. The sacrifices are minuscule in comparison to the message that needs to be shared.

The journey of the "Community Compassion Walk" began as a grassroots effort to bring additional awareness about community compassion, practices, processes, and ideas to explore what currently exists. To share thoughts, to enhance approaches from Trauma-informed approaches, Suicide Awareness /Prevention, Violence against People and Mental Health/Wellness, Homelessness, Grief/ Mourning, and to Addiction in our communities.

 

To read words, to reflect where we started from, the experiences along the way, the people we met and those we have become reacquainted with.  As every step is taken, it is with purpose. Not just to reach the destination, as we know, the hardest journey taken begins with the first step. This has been a communal effort, for each step taken was with determination. "Halting the nay and proving the yay!"

June 16, 2019 | Day 36

Gift: Break in the clouds - The break in the shadows shows us there is always blue skies ahead.

Clinton

Sandra McArthur

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Gift: Rainbow over Flowers - No matter where the water hits, we will always have a rainbow to show us the beauty in nature.

Cache Creek

Sandra McArthur

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June 17, 2019 | Day 37
June 18, 2019 | Day 38

Gift: Review Mirror - We can look back and learn; we do not belong there - our greatest journey lies ahead of us.

To Kamloops

Sandra McArthur

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Community 

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June 19, 2019 | Day 39

Gift: Wildhorses - If we lead - there is always someone or something that will follow.

Nearing Kamloops

Sandra McArthur

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June 20, 2019 | Day 40

Gift: Red Scarf on Welcome to Kamloops Sign - Placed, as a gift from the beginning of a journey. This symbolized the commitment that I will deliver a gift from the Executive Director of Kermode Friendship Centre to Kamloops Friendship Society.

Entering Kamloops

Sandra McArthur

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Community 

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June 21, 2019 | Day 41

Gift: I am the Storm Tattoo - I have a tattoo that I received as a gift in 2016, and to see another with the same words, means I do not travel alone.

Into the Storm

Sandra McArthur

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June 22, 2019 | Day 42

Gift: Breakfast with my Parents - My parents are the foundation of my survival. They taught me resiliency and tenacity. Without their teachings - I would not have "Believed I could - So I did!"

© Into the Storm | 2020