Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I took this photo yesterday. It was a bit overcast but you can still see how lovely the bush is with all the snow.
I was thinking this morning that I am a very blessed woman. I have a good husband, wonderful family, many good friends, an amazing little dog and am living in a wonderland.
I read somewhere, once, that happiness is a choice. We can choose to see the good or decide to see the bad. None of us have perfect lives but the majority of people in this country are very fortunate. And, we have done nothing to merit such fortune. We could have been born in a country were basic needs are not guaranteed. We could daily face bombings, persecution, and disease. Our children could be denied an education because of gender or class.
Canada is not a perfect country because it is populated and governed by people and wherever there are people there is imperfection. Despite its drawbacks, however, we still live in one of the greatest countries in the world. People risk death trying to flee their homelands and Canada is one of their chosen destination. Before you go to bed today, think of 5 things for which you are grateful and tomorrow morning, think of 5 more. You will end one day and start the next with a peaceful heart and that too is a blessings.