In these crazy days of angst and turmoil, hatred and negativity that seems to lead the daily newscasts of late, I choose to join in the WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST to counter all of that with a message of light that brings me GREAT JOY!
Many of the senior residents that we visit do not have family members close by, and the interaction with them brings smiles to all of our faces. I like to take along a few extra ukes to hand out, and encourage them to just strum along, even though they don't know how to play, while the others are singing along and crooning to their long lost loved ones. Although, a couple former guitar players were able to join in on uke for fun. Two gentlemen come in their wheelchairs with their bongo drums to play with us, too! It's really a grand old time.
So instead of focusing on the darkest bits of society, how about we focus on what we as individuals can do to shine the light. Here's one individual who is doing just that... Dr. Paulo Martins of the Hospital das Clinicas in Ribeirao Preto who plays his ukulele for a young cancer patient!
Music truly is a universal language...
And here are some members of our ukulele group who love to strum for fun!
WE CAN MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE...DO YOUR PART!