Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Forgetting Our Roots

We are rushing towards are goals with lightning quick response times and incredulous capacity for multi-tasking. Recession, depression, portfolio, management, stock options, upward mobility, 401K, RRSP's, condominium, mortgage rate, heart rate...the words enter our psyche like a haiku but they leave us breathless and fraught with nerves.

Somehow, in the troubled times that we are witnessing we forget that there is comfort in the regular structure of our lives. The calendar should remind us to take a moment.

Thanksgiving [in Canada] came and went without even a whisper for many. We are too worried about our future, what with the votes on both side of the border and the global economic melt down absorbing all the weekly banter at the water cooler, that we forget about what we actually have today.

Did you reach out and give thanks to those that love you?

I am thankful and lucky for my family of loved ones.
I am thankful for my ability to walk and run.
I am thankful Stan's child and wife are safe at home after birth.
I am thankful for the inspiration my friends give me with their incredible writing each day.
I am thankful to have the opportunity to be in a business and earn a living.
I am thankful I can help others.
I am thankful for the food I eat and the people I can share a meal with.
I am thankful to have real friends.
I am thankful for so many things that my rushing brain need not worry about the world.

For I am rich already.

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