Perhaps more this year than in a long time, it’s important today to take a minute to remember. This morning, shortly before 6:00, I shuffled to the end of my driveway to observe the minute’s silence.
Let’s be honest; 2020 sucks and it’s only April. Between fires and floods, it’s been a rough start. Every practically conference canceling has left this monthly column pretty bleak. I have to admit, I have been very down for quite a while. The pandemic has really tapped any kind of positivity I had. And the events back home in Nova Scotia last weekend really were a gut punch on top of everything else.
While it’s fine to acknowledge how disheartening the current situation is, it’s important to remember the blessings we have. That’s why it was pertinent for me to be there this morning, observing ANZAC Day, acknowledging those who’ve sacrificed so much for us. And it was very good to see so many of my neighbours out there with me.
Even if you’re not a New Zealander or an Australian, take a moment today to acknowledge that even in tough times, we are blessed with many gifts that others have sacrificed to give us.