Wisdom is never violent: where wisdom reigns there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
But, I'm right!
Global events demand the attention of each one of us. We have strong opinions. Such firm beliefs. Furthermore, we are right! I am right. You are right. We have reasons that are good enough for us - every one of us - that to refuse to adapt, or change, or grow.
Good enough reasons to protest. Reasons that are strong enough that we won't protest. Ideologies and understandings that demand attention. It is so very important that I be right.
For this reason, and a thousand others, we squabble with and shame and harm one another. And we each claim wisdom in the moment of heated action or argument. Equally, we argue understanding through inaction and passivity.
Is that really all there is to it?
Thomas Merton says that compassion is the acceptance of the interconnectedness of all things. So , the state of my heart is reflected in the condition of the world. This may be for peace, or for strife. It could be for goodness, or for greed. Perhaps it will be for love, but it could just as easily be for judgement.
In a wildly disrupted time (pandemic, human rights upheaval, economic disparity, and so on and on!), we have actual control over very little. Really? We have control over one thing: our Self. Who we will be. How we will be. What if your way of being has a ripple effect? What might you determine that effect to be?
For today, we here at Donate a Car Canada will continue to hold to our intention of providing exceptional donor and charity care in a wobbly world. Hands steady-at-the-scrap-car-wheel. Aiming for wisdom and compassion. And this despite our (considerable) differences of thought, belief, and certitude! We're all in this together.
We know that you make a difference! Here at Donate a Car we love Autumn. Fall means a surge in donations for our hundreds of receiving charities, and our small team of wonder women is going to be working flat out to care for you, your donation, and your charity of choice. But your impact on your world is more than just the donations you make. Continue reading "How Can I Make a Difference?" →
“Donate my car? I taught my kids how to drive in this car. It has so many memories and it has been so good to us, how can we possibly part with it?”
These and many other emotions are often voiced to our donor care team when a vehicle with sentimental value is donated. It’s no surprise that when a vehicle has been part of the family for many years it can be a bit of a process to let it go. It usually carries with it the hope that someone else will have similar attachment to it, or see the value that it brings because of the memories and service it has provided. Continue reading "Donate My Car, My Precious Car?!" →
Donate a Car Canada is working hard to connect with ‘green’ recyclers in the Canadian auto recycling industry.
It is becoming more and more prevalent to ensure vehicles are disposed of properly. There is a lot of controversy around carbon footprints. What is left behind when a vehicle is no longer drivable? Moreover, what about the carbon footprint left behind in the manufacturing of our cars and trucks? Continue reading "Keeping it Green in the Recycling Industry" →
You have Our Gratitude
Thank you Chungcheng from Burnaby for donating a 2004 Ford Escape to Autism Canada
Thank you SEG-BAL VENTURES from West Vancouver for donating a 2003 Mazda MPV to Harvest Project (Change the World Foundation)
Thank you Brandon from Richmond for donating a 2004 Nissan Altima to A Better World Canada
Thank you Eedo from Mississauga for donating a 2006 Smart Cabrio to Diabetes Canada
Thank you Laurel from Gatineau for donating a 2007 Honda Fit to Camp Quality Canada
Thank you Kristina from Victoria for donating a 2007 Ford Escape to Victoria Cool Aid Society
Thank you Stanley from Brampton for donating a 2010 Hyundai Sonata to The Salvation Army
Thank you David from Kingston for donating a 2003 Honda Civic to Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario
Thank you 1080640 BC from Agassiz for donating a 1992 Ford Cargo 8000 to Diabetes Canada
Thank you Dwayne from Bentley for donating a 2006 Pontiac Pursuit to Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre
Thank you Liando Raoul from Calgary for donating a 2005 Nissan Altima to Alberta Cancer Foundation
Thank you Tamaya from Cobden for donating a 2014 Kia Sportage to Hospice Renfrew Inc.
Thank you Nelson from Elora for donating a 2001 VW Golf to MS Canada
Thank you Garth from Battersea for donating a 2008 Mazda Mazda6 Sport to Kingston Humane Society
Thank you Kathryn from Pincher Creek for donating a 2008 Mazda 3 Hatchback to Animal Rescue Foundation of Alberta