Harnessing and Nurturing the Power of Good in the Year of COVID

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‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Let your heart be light

From now on

Our troubles will be out of sight.’

'Hope is the one good god remaining.'- The 6th century BC Greek poet, Theognis of Megara

‘It's times like these you learn to live again

It's times like these you give and give again

It's times like these you learn to love again

It's times like these time and time again.’

‘We are all a living tapestry...Living threads...Being Sewn together…’

HOPE is the Tapestry that we are Weaving for Better Days at this Christmas Time

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Harnessing and Nurturing the Power of Good in 2020

In the gloom of this pandemic, COVID-19 year, we should to be grateful for simple things in life

The one thing we have learned this year is the timeless  discovery of the value of the values, which at times,

given our human nature, may have been taken for granted:

Health, Friendship, Families, Love, Caring, Solidarity, Hope and Gratitude which are

now ever more precious in these uncertain times

There is a world beyond the pandemic and the lockdown. It's time to come up with a hopeful and positive vision

Christmas in the time of COVID-19

Santa in the socially-distanced bubble in Seattle, USA- Photo: Getty

Yes, It is True, and You Better Believe It!

You, Me & Everyone Else: We Will, With the Power of Our Love, Kindness, Hope, Imagination and Dreams,

Make the Impossible, Possible- We Will Make the World Great Again 

Dear Family and Friends,

During this festive season, we want to thank you for all of your support and friendship.

Life, indeed, is certainly and unequivocally so precious that every second of it can create a new scope for doing something valuable, something worthwhile.

The optimum opportunity life offers is for us to enjoy the spiritual joy of fellowship, a blessing incomparable with anything else. As the great Persian poet Sa'di has reminded us:

‘If I be asked on Doomsday to freely choose what I want [I would say] let friend be ours and all the bounties of Paradise be yours.’

And when we make an assessment of our past year, we see that we have been fortunate to have been able to maintain our companionship with those people we consider sincere, honest, greed-free and sympathetically understanding, friends and companions, like you.

We wish you and the rest of your beloved family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. May you find joy in the simple pleasures of life and may the light of the holiday season fill your heart with the hope for a better world.

We Wish you all a Perfect Day

‘It's times like these you learn to live again

It's times like these you give and give again

It's times like these you learn to love again

It's times like these time and time again.’

‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Let your heart be light

From now on

Our troubles will be out of sight.’

Perfect Day - Lou Reed & Bono & Dr. John & Elton John & D. Bowie & Duran Duran - YouTube

Florence + The Machine - Times Like These - Live At Glastonbury 2015

Michael Bublé - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Illustration and artwork by Rosemary Grossman

With all our love,

Kamran and Annie

...And now we will be most grateful if you would kindly consider supporting the GCGI Christmas Appeal 2020

Harnessing and Nurturing the Power of Good in the Year of COVID

Please consider to donate to the GCGI 2020 chosen charity:

Life chances and the hope for a better future are in danger of being blighted by the pandemic and the long years of austerity and the inhumane economic policies. That’s why children and the young people are at the heart of our charity appeal this year 

'This is not about politics, it's about humanity'

Please give generously to:

Marcus Rashford’s campaign and help feed Britain’s poorest children

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