TUESDAY WRITING CONVERSATION

Since it was thanksgiving last weekend, here’s a  post from Neil on the subject back from 2009.

SHOULD CANADIANS BE GRATEFUL?

 

Today, Thanksgiving Day,  the Gazette has a first-page quote from the 16th century theologian, Meister Eckhart:  “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you’, that would suffice.”

And there is another Thanksgiving story in to-days’ paper.  Padre Norman Cholette sees Thanksgiving in Afghanistan as a  chance for soldiers to pause and consider how blessed their lives are compared with the hardships Afghans face:

“Abundance, freedom and security, there isn’t much of that here.  In a way that should make us more aware and more thankful for the freedom and security that we have in Canada.”

I am grateful this Thanksgiving to be living in the most free and the most progressive country in the world.

What about you?

Should Canadians be grateful.

Originally published oct.12th 2009

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