Through Rose Coloured Glasses
Now that I have a grandson to spend time with, I find myself often thinking of my own grandmother. I was only ten when she passed away, but I still remember her so well and I treasure the memories of the time we spent together. I hope my grandson looks back on these days in the same way, and will always know that he has his grandmother’s unconditional and total love.
Most of us are still reeling from the unexpected cuts in the provincial budget, however the one that I believe the government thoughts would go almost unnoticed is the one that is growing in anger and resentment –the cuts to the library funding. Who knew that for Saskatchewan people, the line in the sand would be our libraries?
I often write about how one person can make a difference in this world; and that if everyone did one nice thing for someone, together we could really make changes. So, when I hear a story of an extra-ordinary random act of kindness, I like to share it.
This is almost too good to be true! Dutch researchers have released a study they have completed on the benefits of drinking wine. Yes - the BENEFITS of drinking wine! The consumption habits of wine drinkers is not something I would have thought would warrant scientific research, but apparently researchers and their sponsors thought differently. In any case, their findings indicate that drinking a half-glass of wine a day might help you live longer - in fact, five years longer! Just think: you can add five years to your life just by drinking a little wine.
I recently attended this year’s Induction Ceremony into the Prince Albert Women’s Hall of rame. The Prince Albert Council of Women choose a deserving inductee each year and the Council always chooses a woman who has given a great deal to her community. And while they have inducted wonderful women in the past, this year, I was so pleased that they chose to honour Lynda Monahan with this award, in recognition of her contribution to literary art and her community involvement.