Oh how the months go by! Can you believe that the first third of 2021 is already “in the books”? We are into our second year of Covid restrictions, and no end in sight. If at the start we were trying to just survive the unprecedented measures that have turned things upside down, we now should be asking ourselves how we can take advantage of new opportunities that emerge in this altered world. Personally, I could launch a considerable rant against the inconsistent, downright inexplicable and arbitrary rules. But to what avail? There are positive attributes to the whole fiasco, so let’s identify and run with them. (Insert Read More)
#4 – We can choose to be more humble, more thankful, less entitled and complacent than we were. I say “choose”, aware that any individual could go either way. When our affluent society was rolling along and there seemed to be no end in sight, a lot of us were asleep to the fact that our 21st century Canadian lifestyle is not the norm either globally today or in terms of world history. Up until last March, who among us didn’t take for granted the freedom to go where we pleased and do as we pleased, gathering together for whatever purpose, and planning events with whoever we chose. But these precious rights should never be casually considered. History shows that they are fragile, delicate, and always in danger of erosion, and we are getting a first hand lesson. I for one am hoping that our negligence in protecting our basic freedoms is not irreversible. And I am thinking more about treasuring what we have.