Friday, April 11, 2014

A beautiful and bright Friday

I woke up to the sun streaming in through the curtains.  Isn't it an amazing feeling when the delicate rays of the sun touch your sleeping face and gently wakes you up.?

It is almost like a mother touching her sleeping child to gently  nudge him into a waking state.   How blessed it is to wake up with such a soothing touch and have things to do which are interesting and fulfilling.

We are so blessed by the fact that God, in His mercy, provides all of his creation with air to breathe, water to drink, the companionship of family and friends and the basic ability to work and provide for our needs.  Even those who cannot work due to disability are provided for by our social system although it is far from adequate for even the basic needs. To live in a country like Canada is a blessing which so many of us do not appreciate.  We have freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of movement, free education up until the end of high school and even student loans to go to College and University.

Our former finance minister, Jim Flaherty, passed away yesterday at the age of 64.  He had just retired a month before if I am remembering correctly. It was quick a shock to the nation.   He steered our country through some tough times and our economy survived. He leaves behind a family and a nation who will mourn his passing.

It shows that we must live each day, being thankful for our blessings, lending a hand to others when we are able, and not take life for granted for it can end just like that.

On that note, have a great and productive day and thanks for dropping by.

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