With my birthday approaching March 3rd, I was so delighted and moved to have received an early card from my dear friend — artist and philanthropist Rita Winkler.
“Rita Winkler, a young woman living with Down syndrome, shows us the world as she sees it through her art: a place full of joy and colour.
Approaching her daily life with enthusiasm and humour, Rita rides public transit to her job working at a university coffee shop. She takes yoga and folk dance classes and enjoys drama and music at a day program, and she practices using sign language. Rita created a wonderful collection of her art in a special publication “My Art, My World”, Rita shows us her love for the world through her great passion: making beautiful and fun works of art.”
She exemplifies kindness.
This painting of a cake, portrayed in the header was sent to me this week for my birthday. Rita painted the cake and also penned a card from her mother Helen and Uncle Mark.
Is there any better way to start the week!?
This generous and kind soul perpetuates goodness, kindness, caring, love and a spark of joy in the day of anyone who meets her.
A story worth telling. The story of Rita Winkler. Please take the time to visit Rita’s sites linked above and show her your support — through a kind post, an encouraging word, or support by purchasing from her on line store.
Let’s show Rita a little #kindness back her way.