I am assuming that (like ourselves) you have friends and family that have contracted the virus. Fortunately for us our people are all pulling through (fingers continue to be crossed). Please continue to be vigilant in hand washing and social distancing etc… it really does make a difference to lower the curve of the amount of people who will contract Covid 19.
And a huge thank you to our hero’s in the medical profession… please keep them in your prayers… along with the mail men and women… the local grocery stores… the pharmacies… bus drivers… all the folks out there named and un named who are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy during this pandemic.
I am thankful for
this day… I am thankful for my life…
From my family to yours…. my blessing and prayers are with you all…
I’m excited to let you know I’ll be releasing a new single
Its called “Searchin’ 4 the 1”
…… an Island flavored danceable tune that sings about the hope of one day finding love… presented in a fun light hearted way.
So please be on the lookout ….
As some of you already know… lol… there is a fun new design for the shop…. I guess my artsy fairies were listening when you all mentioned how much you liked the recent shot we posted on social media…. I like it and think it’s perfect for spring….
Sustainable Development Goal #3
Is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Major progress has been made in improving the health of millions of people, increasing life expectancy, reducing maternal and child mortality and fighting against leading communicable diseases*. However, progress has stalled or is not happening fast enough with regard to addressing major diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis.
At least half the global population does not have access to essential health services and many of those who do– suffer undue financial hardship (due to the high costs of health care), potentially pushing them into extreme poverty.
Note: *The coronavirus has been a real tradegy all over the world affecting thousands of people…. Please be careful. I think at this point everyone is aware of the things to watch out for…. But just in case I want to put a link here for those who might want to re-read it or learn further.
… and since as a child I went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and sang in the choir… I’d like to take a moment to wish all my Irish fans
Happy St Patrick’s Day…
“Looking forward to the future and grateful for the past”
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less…
Thank you all for your support…. As always, I am Musically yours, Gregory
This year for Black History Month I thought I’d share the stories Thurgood Marshall and Hazel Scott.
Justice Thurgood Marshall…
never stopped having empathy for the common folk and the disadvantaged” and he used the law to help those folk…. Regardless of color. He proved a tremendous force for good and is someone that everyone should know about. Here is a short 8 minute clip…. you won’t be disappointed.
was a Trinidadian-born jazz and classical pianist, singer and actor. She was also an activist. Here is her story….
Here are some of my songs of romance…..
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with one another.
My staff here at gregoryabbott.com thought they’d have a bit of fun and came up with this Valentine’s Day t-shirt. lol
“I know of only one duty and that is to love”
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ALL
I wrote recently about my long term interest in learning about and understanding how to address… as a planet… a sustainable future for all. There are seventeenUnited Nations Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted in 2015 by countries all over the world. I spoke about the first… which is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.
The SECOND is to end HUNGER
World hunger is caused by so much more than a shortage of food. Even in places where food is plentiful or can be grown, challenges like disasters, conflict or poverty prevent people from accessing it. Imagine…. if one of us was living in a country that made the basic necessity of food a challenge….People in poverty generally spend between 60 and 80 percent of their income on food, which can force them to prioritize feeding their families over meeting other basic needs or reaching long-term goals, like sending their children to school. If an emergency strikes, they may need to skip meals in order to cope financially — and the cycle of hunger continues.
What can WE do? Well…. here are a few ideas people are coming up with…. Non profits are doing most of the work and there is no one way to do this. It takes a group effort on the part of all of us. The main thing is to be aware that this is happening….
P. S. My prayers for an effective end to the threat of the coronavirus.
A World Health Organization committee is set to meet for the second time in a week to decide whether the outbreak is a global health emergency. Today’s meeting comes as the number of confirmed cases surpassed 7,700 worldwide, most of them in China
UPDATE: The virus has now been declared a global health emergency.