I’m sure when some people hear the word value they instantly think of money and how much something costs or is worth. That’s not what this post is about. Our blogging from A to Z post for the letter V is on the things we value.
We value family.
|Ken and his sister Jean|
|Ken with his two boys – Jamie & Craig|
|Me and my oldest brother Shane|
|Me and my mum|
|A very old picture of my family – please ignore my huge glasses|
We value the fact that in this country there is religious freedom – and there is the chance to learn and understand each other. The Hindu temple in Neasden, West London is a perfect example where you can see the beautiful building but then there is also a museum with an explanation of the religion.
Across the road from the temple is a restaurant which serves traditional vegetarian food – another thing we value, being able to experience different cultural flavours.
Another example of fantastic religious freedom is that parades can happen with no problems. We were in London one day a year or so ago and came upon this huge celebration of the Hare Krishna religion – it was a great atmosphere and everyone was getting involved.
Another great place to visit is the Hare Krishna temple in Hertfordshire. They have open days for the whole family, and it’s not about trying to convert people, they just want to exist peacefully with their fellow human beings. The picture is from their fabulous letting the cows out day that is at the start of spring.
We value that in this country people can protest peacefully and openly. I don’t want to get too political, as that’s a sure way to annoy people, but I think that we sometimes forget how lucky we are in the west when it comes to how we live our lives.
|Me posing for the NOH8 campaign|
We value the years that we had Bertie (Boo aka Jelly Bean) in our lives – he was a gentle soul and made me fall in love with him with one glance.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and take a moment to think about the things that you value in your life.
Pamela & Ken