Act 211

Give thanks with food

Tomorrow we head off from ten wonderful days in the maritimes. Destination – la belle province – my emotional home.

But before I head off, I tried to prepare a few bits and bites for my lovely hosts as a way of thanking them for their lovely hospitality.

On days like this, full of food and fondness, I’m reminded that we all have choices in life. My plan A was to build a life or career of corporate success. But love got in the way and with it came a life long appreciation of what matters most in life: family, friends and happiness. In many ways, it’s a longer path than that to physical wealth. But it pays off in ways that money can never measure.

Enjoy the people you love and remind them of it from time to time. It’s free and it’s priceless all at once.

Merci au maritimes. A bientot ma belle province!

Act 90

Rise Again

Regardless of religious upbringing or belief system, if Easter teaches us anything, it’s the power of rebirth or the power to overcome injustice and cruelty with redemption. Maybe that’s what all the chocolate is about. Despite life’s difficulties, there are always sweet moments. After a fun and family-filled few days, that’s enough for me. I’ll take the lesson with me in the days and weeks ahead and do my best to move on with gratitude and determination.

Act 16

Find the “i” in Gratitude

Yesterday’s troubles turned into today’s solutions. A problem was solved, a cheque was delivered, a deposit was paid, a good idea was born, a solution was found and kind words were shared.

The government will still spend $400 million on venture capital but as a good friend pointed out “sufficient unto the day are the problems thereof” and that problem will have to wait for another day.

For today, I live in gratitude. Thank you.