Time passes quickly, and this year has flown by! It is time for Canada Day. We celebrate with events and festivities, and end the day with fire works. We celebrate the strength of our community and our country.
Happy Canada Day!
One of the most beautiful spots on Earth will be in the mountains. It will be beautiful in that moment with that particular Sun on it, in that season. It is the beauty of truth and wisdom that is so clear in Nature. Creator made the mountains so that we would understand awe and majesty, and yet will attempt to climb what creates awe in us.
Mountains are the impossible, the improbable, and the achievable. We may not climb Everest. Yet each of us faces mountains each day. We find ways to scale them. We salute them. We make them our friends.
Identify your mountain. Find a way to climb it. Share that story with your friends.
I remember the first time that I heard that one person can make a difference. I was still in high school. My English teacher was talking about the power of one. She said that all it takes is one person to take a stand against something that is very wrong; that wrongness offends everyone whether morally, ethically, or in plain old goodness. If one person turns away from taking a stand, then others will too. If one person makes a stand, then, again, others will as well.
It takes great courage to be a power of one. Our world history is full of those types of people – those who take a stand. What will you stand for today?
The discussion began with trying to define where home is. Silly as it sounds, do we define “home” as where we live now, or where our parents live, or, where we were born? We all had different definitions. One that I quite liked was that home was where your loved one – spouse – was. It occurred to me as we talked, that none of us knew where our home was, exactly. I thought that was strange. Our society is really caught up in identifying where you come from. In most places, you would come from your home.
And, if you don’t know where your home is, then how can you find your way back there?