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Compassion is important

Published:Saturday | January 22, 2022 | 12:05 AM


There is quite a bit of talk about what’s wrong with Jamaica. Everywhere I go I hear the complaints, and social media is flooded with videos, photos and stories that are shocking to me. As this is a new year, I want to offer another perspective.

Growing up, my grandmother had a significant influence on my life. I remember she taught me that whatever we have we must share, and she always said little is enough when God is in it.

What I’m doing now is in memory of my grandmother. The Bible tells us, “teach a child the way he should grow and when he is old, he will never depart from it.” I think my grandmother’s teachings has impacted what I’m doing today.

I have been blessed with many opportunities, the most recent being a partnership with Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum to extend kindness and encourage caring for others through the ‘Keep Up Yuh Spirits’ campaign. I see many persons making wishes to improve the lives of others. Taking a chance to add joy to someone else, that is fi wi culture.

Values are important. How we treat each other is important; compassion is important. That is the legacy of those who have come before us. What will our legacy be?