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What is the Voice?

Life Size Tree Lady by Sandra Grifo

The Voice that's in the quiet; that isn't heard, is so very often the Voice which directs us Right, which never fails, which serves us best. And indeed, it's rarely heard or is patiently waiting to be called upon.

That is the voice of Care Givers.

So often relegated; treated as secondary to the booming voices of 'decision makers' and 'authorities'... and consequently not integrated in said decisions... thus, the too often, poor implementation and failed applications...

Today is the day when that Voice needs to be recognised; not waited for, for validation or encouragement or acceptance.

There's work to be done.

Share your wisdom; by whatever means, in whatever domain, with whoever will listen... And find a friend, a colleague, a loved one, a partner who also cares, and will share the load, and support your effort, and will cheer you on and encourage your good works and deeds... and kind heart.

Go for it!

There's work to be done.

And the Whole World is welcoming You.

Namaste and Love.



Jacky Kowa's picture

Full participation


This is a reason to stand out from the crowd. Thanks for the reminder, often at times at my work, I always stop to encourage meaningful participation that must involve the community members solutions. Wrong decision makers, wrong problems, poor solutions and poor implementation design.

The voice must be heard! I'll do my part. Thanks for this powerful piece.



Yes, Sherrilene, our care-givers need to raise their voices, too! They are raising other people's kids, taking care of other people's parents in strange and sometimes hostile environments ... and yet they barely speak their plights out ... either for shame of their "lowly" jobs, or simply because of lack of acceptance and recognition of their tremendous contribution. The Philippines is one of the sources of the world's care-givers, and their remittances is such a big deal that has kept our nation afloat despite awful economic deficits and overburdening debt caps. You made the point so loud and clear - that their voices must be heard ... and raised! All the best for us ...

Emie Zozobrado

Dear Sherillene,

Yes,that's a nice topic you've brought-up! At present,I'm also a care-giver for a 94y/o elderly woman.Actually,she's not so much hard to taken-care of,instead,her 53y/o daughter is also taking care of her Mom,and it's true that those relatives of the patient were the ones who are hard to deal with,which I learn when I took up a care-giver course..She's the one whom I usually need to understand it's because all the responsibility was been place on her shoulder and for sure,a lot of our co-sisters here will understand how it's to be a "shock absorber" and I am experiencing that now.

Benita's picture

For Care Givers know whats right

I found today documents dating back to 1896
in these pages adoptions occurred women
were matriarchs and made children of visitors
leaving them lands to build families and farms
suddenly the town around me is my own

I find the beauty in what they shared and helped
to create through nurture and selflessness
despite in years to follow they would lose
everything because only men could hold land title
the gift they shared built flourishing communities

The love they carried extended their families
in many ways it still resides in those lives
in the soil were the extension was harmonious
keep giving we will see the return
keep loving when times are hard

Insha Allah's picture

Dear Sherrilene, I also

Dear Sherrilene,

I also believe the face that something is better than nothing. So, we are expressing our voices no matter who we are, where we are and whether we are listened or not. Heart can communicate each other. Hence, we can truly find people who are genuinely listening to us.

With Love,
Shwe Wutt Hmon

Shwe Wutt Hmon

Sherrilene's picture

Lovely to share a space with you!

The feeling of 'no hope' comes from leaders who have not had the experience of thriving through difficult circumstances, and therefore knowing what is possible. They may NEVER understand. Life must go on, however, whether or not they 'come along'.

Blessings and Love to You,


'Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people' - Mother Teresa

'Yesterday we obeyed kings, and bent our necks before emperors. But today; we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.' Khalil Gibran

warona's picture


Hi Gal

I hope you are doing well over there,am around after a traumatic time.I was hospitalised for a week,scorpion sting,i was so worried that i will miss all your good words of encouragement.Hey i sneeked here to check these beautifil mails , we will talk my dear am not yet strong to be sitting and responding

love you lot, bye


"success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time " And when confronted conquer with love

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