Daily Archives: August 22, 2011

Jack Layton’s last letter to Canadians

Jack Layton died today. He wrote this just before he died.While you can find the entire letter here (CBC.ca News – Jack Layton’s last letter to Canadians) I thought this passage in particular was great, and one I strongly endorse:

Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity. We can build a prosperous economy and a society that shares its benefits more fairly. We can look after our seniors. We can offer better futures for our children. We can do our part to save the world’s environment. We can restore our good name in the world. We can do all of these things because we finally have a party system at the national level where there are real choices; where your vote matters; where working for change can actually bring about change. In the months and years to come, New Democrats will put a compelling new alternative to you. My colleagues in our party are an impressive, committed team. Give them a careful hearing; consider the alternatives; and consider that we can be a better, fairer, more equal country by working together. Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done.

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

Rest in peace, Jack.

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Great gift ideas at the Spoon Sisters

I love this site: The Spoon Sisters. They have lots of brilliant and low cost gifts you can get. For example, this:

It turns a tap into a drinking fountain! Simple, nicely designed, and at $9.95, well priced. Kids would love using this, although I like it too!

(Found via SwissMiss)