Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Monday is a national holiday in Canada. Much turkey and other wonderful treats will be consumed. People will talk, laugh, party, and hopefully take some moments of reflection to be thankful for what we have here in Canada.
Most of us have a lot to be thankful for. I am certain that we will be facing trying times in our world in the years ahead, and that those of us who will be around twenty years from now will look back on these times and the decades in the last half of the twentieth century as the 'good old days.' I won't rehash on what I base my gloomy expectations right now, I simply want to be grateful that my family is healthy, that we can afford to pay our bills, and that it is sunny outside.
Whether you are among my Canadian friends or from the United States and elsewhere, I wish all of you the very best, especially that all of us will weather the economic and political storms that are surely coming in the years ahead.