May Proclamation on “Health and Well-Being” Month

A Proclamation for May 2021

A PROCLAMATION BY COMPASSIONATE POMONA, A CONSORTIUM OF CARING INDIVIDUALS AND AGENCIES IN THE CITY OF POMONA, PROCLAIMING MAY 2021 AS “HEALTH AND WELL-BEING’’ MONTH  IN THE CITY OF POMONA

WHEREAS, as a Compassionate Pomona—in concurrence with the Charter for Compassion which the City of Pomona proclaimed on April 2nd, 2018—we continue to focus on thoughts and actions that promote compassion and inner and outer peace; and 

WHEREAS, in alignment with the goal of compassion, Compassionate Pomona has identified “Health and Well-Being” as actions and values which support the Charter for Compassion; and 

WHEREAS, during the month of May, while the world recovers from multiple impacts of the corona virus, and our nation struggles to create a stronger and equally enjoyed experience of health and well-being, we endeavor to care for and about each other with greater certainty our human connectedness and greater devotion to improving our shared human condition; and

WHEREAS, we can learn from loss and suffering; we can yearn for progress that does not measure its success by gross profit, but instead by increased well-being; and

WHEREAS, during our forced Covid isolation, world and national social events have forced renewed and increased awareness of the suffering of others from an array of insidious injustices which obstruct the common good; and

WHEREAS, we can see that the common good is not an abstract idea, but, a living fact that human beings share the life experience inexorably linked with each other and with all creatures on this small and vulnerable planet; and

WHEREAS, while we innovate our path to recovery, we can dedicate our efforts to create an economy that thrives within a safely sustained environment in a society which provides equal access to health care and education; we can build an economy which fosters the fulfillment of human growth and the actualization of our marvelous attributes; and

WHEREAS, sorrow and loss have been experienced by thousands of families in the current health crisis and social fraction, and emotional and spiritual recovery are as vital as physical recovery is to our well-being; and  

WHEREAS, we understand more each day about how to promote a healthy lifestyle and healthy communities through social/community engagement and service, gardening, exercise, meditation, and all forms of art; and   

WHEREAS, school youth projects, business programming, and governmental and non-profit services encourage a healthy and rewarding lifestyle; and  

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Pomona cannot make such a proclamation due to limitations of governance and operations during the pandemic, but Compassionate Pomona can promote the value of “Health & Well Being” through collaboration and use of social media;  and

WHEREAS, Compassionate Pomona can encourage all Pomonans to embrace “Health & Well- Being” through intention and action and to use “#valuesPomona” to share this movement on social media, thus integrating “Health & Well-Being” into the daily life of our community. 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF POMONA does hereby proclaim the month of May 2021 as:

“HEALTH AND WELL-BEING” MONTH

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