Canadians are "giving thanks" this Thanksgiving Weekend...
families and friends gathered together to share food and celebrate by acknowledging all their blessings.
Some folks are down on their luck, some have mental illness, some have addictions and many more are homeless.
If they are lucky they may receive a handout from the many volunteers who help our marginalized citizens.
There are vans with kind volunteers that drive around town giving out food, warm blankets and supplies.
Turkey dinners for the needy have been full of hungry patrons all week...
the local soup kitchens and shelters are open...
wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone was fed and had a nice warm bed to sleep in?
It's a harsh life out there when you have no one to extend a helping hand.
We need to stick together...
I suppose that is why we "give thanks" every day.
Life has it's bumps
some are big and some are small
some can threaten to de-rail you and others are a minor slip.
There is no perfect life
we play the cards that we are dealt
there is no control...
we can only control how we react to any situation.
I try to react with grace and poise...
wisdom and age help guide me
but I still can learn...
I need to remember to breathe...
I am still learning about life...
With unrest and turmoil in the world,
the threat of war,
the ebola virus,
thinking of the people who are locked down in their homes in Slocan City, BC
while a shooter is on the loose,
one never knows what might be around the next corner.
So with that in mind...
we must savour the beauty in life
Seize the day
I captured a few images.
I wonder as I sip my first cup of tea,
what I might see in my daily round that moves me.
My life is not perfect, but whose is?
I try to make the best of each moment.
Look for beauty
savour the sweet,
hug those I love and be grateful.
Do you embrace joy everyday?
Maybe by complicating our lives we set ourselves up for failure.
For me it's all about the simple things...
at least that's the way I see it, today at this moment in time, and I feel content.