The following article was provided by the nonprofit Metta Center for Nonviolence in California. I am grateful to the Metta Center for describing how each of us can be a leader for nonviolence. – Aggie Perilli
APCI’s holiday classic for our animal friends and the selfless volunteers who rescue them
by Aggie Perilli
The $295 my husband Michael and I paid to adopt a 15-pound Poodle Bichon Frise named Raphie from the Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, covered the cost of vaccinations, deworming, neutering, and medication for the prevention of kennel cough and other infections. That’s what our veterinarian charges for vaccinations alone.
The Last Chance Ranch had rescued Raphie from a high-kill shelter, where he lay in a fetal position in a far corner of his cage.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly
about the earth seeking the successive autumns. – GEORGE ELIOT
Photograph by Caroline Dahlmanns
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During a yoga class in Buchanan Park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a passing motorcyclist saw some of us in a headstand. Leaving his helmet on, the motorcyclist dropped his head to the ground and joined us. As the motorcyclist shot his legs into the air, we whooped and cheered.
Jumping to his feet, the motorcyclist thrust his fists in the air and we whooped again. Then the helmeted stranger hopped on his motorcycle, and roared away.
We glided through the rest of our yoga practice still laughing.
Just as interest and trust in politicians fell to an all-time low, a lineup of visionary Democrats restored hope and enthusiasm with successful and even masterful speeches. Whether or not you agree with their messages, below are empathetic communications that have inspired a world of oneness.
“I love that, for Barack, there is no such thing as ‘us’ and ‘them.’ He doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican or none of the above. He knows that we all love our country, and he’s always ready to listen to good ideas…he’s always looking for the very best in everyone he meets.”
At a recent gathering of women professionals, an associate asked me to address why communication is especially vital in a crisis, when some might be tempted to turn a blind eye in the hope that no one will notice.
Naturally, I thought of Johnson & Johnson’s 1982 recall of Extra-Strength Tylenol after seven people died from ingesting capsules that had been criminally tainted with cyanide.
Following this unthinkable crime, Tylenol’s 37 percent of the $1.2 billion analgesic market dropped to 7 percent and marketers predicted that the brand would never recover.
Have a heart that never hardens,
a temper that never tires,
and a touch that never hurts. – CHARLES DICKENS
Aggie Perilli Communications International (APCI) celebrates spring with a tribute to inspired films and multiplatform media. Below is an award-winning film produced by APCI filmmaker Joe Wein. Please sit back and enjoy!
Goldfish won the Austin and Chicago film festivals, and it was the official selection of over 100 film festivals worldwide. This film also won the UNICEF U.K. Best Narrative Short and the U.K. Showcommotion Audience Award.