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"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I remember reading this quote many years ago and thinking that really, was what the meaning of Life was all about to have left the world a little better because you had lived... I didn't have to be the next Mother Theresa, Ghandi, Oprah or any of the many other luminous beings that have touched lives in meaningful and lasting ways throughout time; I only had to be me! In whatever shape or form that transpired to be...

We can each make a difference - be it a child, a village or the world... we can start where we are, with what we have. Sometimes we put off doing or giving what we can in the moment, waiting to have more, be it our time or resources, but we should seize the opportunity and do whatever we can, with whatever we have available so that we never miss a chance to help others. I love the quote that says “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” Edward Everett Hale.

So, being the sole proprietor of a manufacturing company for over 30 years, I wanted to give back and do my part, and to that end I’ve used my own funds to establish the CBD Charitable Trust. There have been few things in my life that has given me as much pleasure as establishing my charity back in April 2010, as part of my ministry (www.cbdifm.org) and I THANK all of you that have donated and all those of you that now feel touched and moved to help the various causes that have been supported.
CBD – Composition By Design - The act of putting something together with a purpose.