Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"But this day, today, is yours."

"This day is a special day, it is yours."

        Robin Williams was not only an incredibly talented actor,  stage performer and comedian he was a great humanitarian with an exceptionally giving spirit. Williams contributed his time and resources to over twenty-eight charitable organizations including Comic Relief, Doctors Without Borders, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Prince's Trust and Dogs Deserve Better. One of  Robin Williams last public photo's was taken to raise awareness for former St. Louis Cardinals baseball manager Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). 
      August 16th is "International Homeless Animals Day".  August 16th has been designated to  focus on pet over population and animal cruelty around the globe.  It's an opportunity for people to get involved with educational programs, organising events such as raffles, music concerts and dog walk-a-thons, to raise money and distribute vital information about spaying, neutering and puppy mills. Williams adopted his pug, "Leonard Bean",  from The Curly Tail Pug Rescue, a shelter in New York City.

     Robin Williams was adored, admired and respected by millions of fans around the world and although his tragic death will shed much deserved light on overcoming depression and suicide prevention, it is noted that in his family's public media statement they respectfully wished Robin Williams would forever be remembered for the endless gifts of laughter, love and compassion he so generously bestowed  upon his fellow travelers.
 Peace always, O Captain. My Captain.


This day is a special day, it is yours.
 Yesterday slipped away, it cannot be filled anymore with meaning.
About tomorrow nothing is known.
But this day, today, is yours, make use of it.
Today you can make someone happy.
Today you can help another.
This day is a special day, it is yours.

 by Vijaya Samarawickama