Today Seb and I went for a walk. We are trying to get in the habit of walking and talking issues out. There were a couple of topics we discussed as we walked and commented on random sights that caught our attention. So much less stressful for him than "Please sit down son, your dad and I need to talk to you".
On our walk we had the opportunity to be kind. A student from HKU was on a run and stopped to ask directions. There was a bit of a communication gap so Seb and I walked her to the turnoff she wanted.
As we walked back down Bisney Road, we passed a man who was driving his car. Seb raised his hand and waved. I realised it was the man who we had given a ride to last Saturday. I said to Seb, "Hey, that's the guy!" and Seb replied, "Yes, he's sort of our friend now!"
A few days ago I received an email from Feeding Hong Kong, pleading for help in raising donations for impoverished families who cannot afford Chinese NY celebration food. One in five people in Hong Kong lives in poverty. I immediately texted a great group of ladies, and we started making plans to set up "donation stations" in Pokfulam.
Today, Lesley sent me a text. Her daughters and a couple of friends had stood outside Baguio Villa Park N shop today and had received over FOUR shopping carts filled with donations. I am amazed that the girls had the dedication to do this. I am always overwhelmed by the generosity of people and I am thrilled. This is a cause for such excitement.
We are going to set up a station by Scenic Villa Wellcome later this week and there is also a donation location at Victoria Gardens.