Dec 21, 2021
Let your spirits soar through the spirit of Mohamad Fakih, who sees humanity as a race to be cherished, versus defined by tribes, and confined and contested by their ethnicity, religious beliefs, language, income or sexual preference.
When I told Mohamad that I was airing the radio show on Christmas Eve, he smiled and said, 'I love Christmas.' Mohamed has spent the last two weeks working tirelessly to raise money to ensure families have a turkey dinner. That's who he is. The disadvantaged deserve to be advantaged.
Mohamed was born in Lebanon and today is a Canadian citizen. Mohamad loves this country as much as anyone I have met in my travels. He is a gifted entrepreneur who founded the restaurant chain Paramount Fine Foods. Today he gives back by using his intellectual, emotional and financial capital to help in so many ways.
If embodied, the insights and lessons Mohamed offers would lift Canadian society. They could counter the negative energy of social media that herd people into camps and fortify walls made of biases and disbelief.
And Mohamed Fakih's spirit and enthusiasm, well, we all need a lift in a year where variants and viruses have once again diminished, even denying what we all need and deserve.
And to all of you, especially those who can't get together
because of COVID or circumstance. I wish there was a magic wand to
wave you all together.
What we all have that is magical and often tested is our human spirit. Yes, our world is upside down, and it can and will be righted with our collective positivity and possibility. Here’s to better times and time together.
Happy Humanity to all.
Let's chat soon,
To chat with Mohamed Fakih
To chat with Tony Chapman.
Twitter – @TonyChapman
To chat with RBC
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