To the People of Toronto Canada;
On the last early morning of May , some 30-40 homeless, street youth, hard luck, hard times and just hungry people between Queen & Bloor on Yonge Street are now in possession of a very special coin; A coin with a real fighting chance to bring about a Happy Change for some of you and for some of them.
These coins bare the names of KINDNESS, GRATITUDE & THANKS and they each have an Official Archive number with their own Nomination to represent not just what these words mean and the human spirit behind them, but the people who also live them.
Those who accepted these coins were advised that the next time someone who they believe is kind or nice to them, to give that person their coin as a means of having something to give back. So many were readily appreciative of the chance to tell you how they really feel about your generosity and kindness that is clearly a timely boon for them.
And yet, I was honestly surprised as to how many people did not want to take the golden foil coins for what they were or for what they could do. I recognize pride in both body form and in the eyes of a person who is down on their luck or going through hard times and sadly, there were so few.
Just because we can’t help them all, doesn’t mean we should stop or give up, it just means we need to find a better way.
Lead Archivist, I