End bullying. Love more.

We are blessed. From the moment we wake in the morning to the moment we lay our weary bodies to rest, not a single moment should go by without bestowing thanks on our blessings.

Food. Shelter. Warm. Clothing. Love. Controllable, tangible needs and desires.

Yet the blessings bestowed upon us our often in turmoil from harsh words and undue actions we impose on others.

Judgemental, shallow words and stereotypes; – words that hurt more than stones thrown.

Recent media of gay youth having committed suicide and teenagers succumbing to bully’s reign, overshadow the gifts we have been afforded.

The world needs more love, kindness and friendship.

Stop hatred. End bullying. Teach your children. Teach them again. Love them. Hug them every moment you can. Smile at a stranger; – someone’s yearning for your acceptance, fearless act of kindness.

RIP Amanda Todd.

About Angela Rafuse

A Maritime girl living life to its fullest on the breathtaking West Coast. A hotel executive with a flair for sales and marketing who moonlights as a social media geek and freelance writer. Co-founder of Breathe Now, celebrating women. Angela's career spans 22 years in the fields of operations, revenue management, sales and marketing. A current member of Tourism Victoria’s Sales and Marketing Committee, past chairs and member of the Victoria Hotel Marketing Committee, Vancouver Hotel Operations Group, Worklink, Atlantic Canada Showcase Travel Trade Market, Charlotte Coastal Regional Tourism Association, St. Andrews Chamber of Commerce, Fundy Regional Tourism Conference and the Indulge Festival St Andrews. Angela has been active in the development of destination marketing funds, a guest lecturer at Vancouver Community College, Camosun College, University of Victoria and Royal Roads tourism marketing and business curriculum, a member of MPI, CSAE, HEDNA and Surrey Tourism & Tourism Vancouver’s convention & association sales committees. Currently pursuing CHBA through the AH&LA and her MBA at Royal Roads University. Striving for epicurean supremacy and living vicariously through a harem of wine aficionados. Fourth of five sisters, writer, spa and architecture aficionado. Lover of travel, great books and being an advocate for LGBT fulfill the soul. An advocate for heightened Alzheimer's research and reformed senior driver testing. Comfort can be found in both schmoozing with friends and perfect strangers over an extraordinary nosh while frequently belly laughing, or curling up for a quiet moment with my devoted cat. When she is not working, Angela is usually writing or cooking. Avid jazzerciser! Life's mantra: well-behaved women rarely make history. "If you're coming to visit me, come anytime. If you're coming to see my house, make an appointment." hotelgoddess.ca
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