Sticks and Stones… will break your bones but Words will never hurt you… Whoever came up with that needs to come on my show, because I have a worthy bone to pick…
October 12, 2012
Hosted by Gabriella van Rij
Today’s show is totally different than anything you will have ever listened to you. No guests for this week but a live show instead, where callers are invited to share the enormous pain that Words have caused. It takes a lifetime to forget them… “We as a society have dropped the ball on Human Kindness”, why? Because we do not know how to be kind, we are only afraid what someone is going to take from you. What if I told you there is nothing you can take from me, nothing at all. All I have can be shared with anyone without hesitation. Maybe it is an advantage not to have an identity or a culture to call your own. When you float from one country to another and all you retain is the enormous joy of learning new things: language, food and quirky habits. No matter at which end of the stick you are, the bully or the victim it does not matter you are a person that either made a mistake or a person that feels hurt in both cases communication is the only way to get rid of it. By sharing the hurt the person who did it can find an understanding and the victim can find closure. Won’t you call and start living today with renewed vigor and kindness and especially find a new way of looking at life. “Life needs to be lived”, it cannot wait!
Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Our society has dropped the ball on Human Kindness. Why? We have replaced technology and obtaining whatever we desire instantly delivered to our doorstep, without thought or consequence to our environment or ourselves.
Our show will bring you the possibility to be evoked, educated and empowered to make changes in your own life.
Won't you join me on my journey to pick up the ball of human kindness and to spread the notion that when we put "our fears" aside, no one will ever be treated without common courtesy? When fearful, we turn into something terrible, all because of the fear we feel.
Let's truly become the "melting pot" that we were meant to be! Come and listen to national and international guests, who will give us an ear full of their experiences with kindness, and how they are making a dent in helping overcome all social issues. Might Radio, is broadcast live every Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
Gabriella van Rij
Born in Pakistan in the 60’s, adopted three years later by an affluent Dutch family, Gabriella knows firsthand what it is like not to fit in. Gabriella has learned how to adapt and how fear of one another brings distrust and disaccord to relationships. This has translated into two topics we only know too well: bullying and racism. Bullying is an epidemic worldwide. Gabriella will use her voice to help eradicate and try to save one child at a time.
She has travelled extensively around the world learning two of the most valuable lessons in life: losing fear finding self, and It’s OK not to belong. It’s OK to have one leg in the East and one in the West and to belong to neither.
She is now the author of With All my Might, which is her inaugural offering as International Activist and Advocate. With All My Might is a retrospective on her life and three major dates as told to a Dutch journalist set against the backdrop of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. The three dates used by Gabriella as a foundation for her compelling story are those of her multicultural adoption into a Dutch family, the birth of her only daughter, and the death of her adopted mother. These dates are used to weave together a story addressing the universal issues of family, intolerance, bullying, racism, not belonging, and ultimately acceptance.
Personal Quote: “I dare to live, dare to love, dare to give, dare to be, passionate with all of me” - G.N.A. van Rij