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Love my Life

I love my life

I feel happy with my friends

When I am at home

I’m always happy

I used to be sad

But now I’m happy

That’s a change I made

 

Radio Station

I like to listen to the tunes on the radio

I like the music that plays

The station that I’m talking about is 98.1 CHFI

You have a Sunday night Rock and Roll

I enjoy listening to that

Saturday night oldies by Mike Cooper

Who is my favourite DJ in the whole wide world

I hope to be like him someday

I think being a radio personality would be great for me

I’ve got the voice

I can bring new ideas

 

My Beautiful Mother

My beautiful mother

She is beautiful

Like a movie star

She is beautiful

Like a beautiful day

I am lucky to have her

Every day by my side

She helps me when I am down

She is always there for me

She out me to sleep when I was a baby

But now that I am older

She does not put me to sleep anymore

Someone else does it now

I miss my mom putting me to sleep

Celebrate

The world is changing fast and going at a fast pace

Everybody rushes from place to place

Everybody has to take their time to listen to what we have to say

We have to take the time to understand each other

Everyone is different and beautiful in their own way

No matter what disabilities they have

Different, unique, and beautiful in their own way

We should celebrate that!

Life is Music

It makes me happy

It makes me feel at ease

I listen to music at home

It makes me relax after a hard day

I enjoy music!

Jamaican Food

It is good

It has rice n’ peas

It is fantastic

It is one of my staple dishes.

We can talk in Patois

It is a difficult language to speak

But it is a fun language to speal

If you understand it

It can be hilarious

I am half Jamaican

I am proud to be Jamaican

There is no harm in being Jamaican

Serious

I feel serious

I’m taking everything serious now

My life is serious

I’m not joking now

I’m not working now

Life is serious

You have to keep on learning lessons

You have to be happy learning lessons

It doesn’t matter how you learn

As long as you learn

Doesn’t matter how old you are

You are always going to be your mom’s kid

The Coming Year

I hope the coming year brings us joy and happiness

I have 48 candles to receive

Then I hope that everyone has a wish for the new year

I hope that everyone has a prosperous new year and all their dreams come true

Especially those with CP

I hope that everyone has it in their hearts to forgive and forget all the problems from their past and move on with the future

Don’t put the past in the future because they don’t mix

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christmas at Harmony Place

Christmas at Harmony Place is time to be with your family

It’s time to be happy and not to be sad

It’s a time to be joyous and be with your friends all the time

It’s a time to be happy it’s not a time to be sad

It’s a time to be feeling like you can be with your friends

It’s a happy time

It’s a time when dreams come true

 

4 Ways to Give Back on Giving Tuesday

Almost every day has its own name, and on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday. What is it? A global movement created in response to the consumerism that occurs during the holidays. Giving Tuesday urges us to give back to those in need. This year it falls on November 28. Here are four ways you can help:

Donate

Have some extra money thanks to all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Think about donating it this Tuesday to one of your favourite charities. There are many around the city that need donations to function and could use your help. At Harmony Place we take donations by mail, through the United Way, Fundscrip, and even by Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum points.

Volunteer

If you’re unable to donate, don’t fret. While charities appreciate monetary funds, they love when those in the community donate their time. A quick Google search will show you charities in your area. Whether it’s at the soup kitchen, the homeless shelter, or your local thrift store, any charity will be grateful for an extra set of hands.

Attend an Event

This year there are a lot of events happening in the city. From art galleries to the Humane Society, there is something fun for people of all ages. Consider signing up for an upcoming event, and inviting your colleagues, friends, and family. At Harmony Place we have year-round events including our “CharitiBowl” bowling tournament and General Meetings.

Use the #GivingTuesday hashtag

Can’t attend any events and don’t have time to volunteer? Simply use the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media. Many businesses will be using it (with some donating to a non-profit of their choice depending on how many times the hashtag is used) and you can show your support.

Whether you’ve made all of your holiday purchases over Black Friday and Cyber Monday or you’re a last minute type of person, start the season off right by giving back this Tuesday.