Everyday is a day to celebrate life, share your joy – video of Eyoalha Baker jump for joy by Angie Winona

Never underestimate the power of joy. Joy makes everyday a day worth celebrating.

Thank you Angie Winona for capturing these playful, joy-filled moments.

Give away $10 free money to charities like @betterlifevan + @FreeOfViolence Thanks to @wearechimp @vancitybuzz #jumpforjoy

Daily Hive / VancityBuzz on shares Chimp.net interview with Eyoalha Baker about sharing joy in the community.

Daily Hive / VancityBuzz on shares Chimp.net interview with Eyoalha Baker about sharing joy in the community.

This is a surprise… an interview I did for Chimp.com On Purpose last year is featured in Daily Hive today 🙂

I love that Chimp is encouraging giving. Right now if you register on the link in the article, they will give you $10 to give to charity AND if you add $10 they will match it!

That means your $10 ends up being $30 towards the cause. I suggest donating to: A Better Life Foundation (or to Atira Women’s Resource Society both are amazing causes) as they help make sure that people, like those I met while making the mural are getting nourishment and opportunities for a better life.

Win, win 🙂

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/on-purpose-eyoalha-baker

I jump for joy. I jump for peace. I jump without fear. I jump for love. #shareyourjoy @jumpforjooyphotoproject

Alexandre Légère photographed by Eyoalha Baker for the Jump for joy Photo project

Alexandre Légère photographed by Eyoalha Baker for the Jump for joy Photo project

I met Alexandre while working on my first Jump for Joy Photo Mural, and he was the first to volunteer when I began my second mural in the down town East Side of Vancouver. Sharing joy has a powerful impact the ripples out and touches others. Share your joy, it just may change someones life for the better.

Alexandre Légère …

Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
A:
Life changing. Jump for a better world.

Q. Jumping photo experience?
A:
I had fun! Good laughs lol I felt fresh and made a new friend. I felt all doors open to me.

Q: Inspiration in life?
A:
Others in action. Life experiences. Nature.

Q: Greatest passion?
A:
Love. Liberty to be free. Free to create.

Q: Philosophy?
A:
You are alive, always have hope. Hope to change. Hope to love. Hope to be better person in life.

Q: Anything in the world?
A:
The world needs love. We need to take care of the world. It’s a garden that needs love to flourish.

Q. Working on?
A:
I’m providing home hair services to my clients. I volunteer by doing hair for the homeless in my community.

Mini bio:

I will share a piece of my story. We were two friends. We were living in the darkness of addiction and lost our way. Enough is enough. With Gods’ love, I found the courage, determination, passion and love to fight against myself. I was able to get out of the darkness.

I present myself. Alexandre Légère. French Acadian. Artist. I was orphaned from a very tender age of 5 years old. I want to share my story because I won this struggle. With Gods’ love, I found a family every where I go. The world is my family.

Recently, I was walking down an alley where my friend Robert used to live. Singing to him. Love. Truth. Courage. Faith to never give up. My Biggest wish is to see him happy and in peace. Eyoalha was doing her art at the end of the alley while I was singing to my friend who lost his life. With Gods’ Love, she is now my friend. This is Gods’ handiwork.

Now I take the time to see, feel, listen and smell art. That’s the reason I jump. I jump for joy. I jump for peace. I jump without fear. I jump for love. Thanks to all my friends who never give up and who believed in me. Special thank to my dear friend, Robert.

A little video about the project, Eyoalha Baker being interviewed on TelusOptic during her first mural in 2014. It shows Alexandre’s photo shoot too 🙂