Through Rose Coloured Glasses
What would it be like not knowing who you are or who your parents were? To not know what nationality you are or anything at all about your family tree? Janet Weinreich-Keall was abandoned at a Prince Rupert, British Columbia hospital when she was a newborn. She grew up in British Columbia with loving adoptive parents and now lives in Prince Edward Island.
In the next few days, we will proudly celebrate Canada’s birthday. Every year, I always take a few moments on Canada Day to be grateful and to appreciate what we as Canadians have. With each passing year, I appreciate even more what we have here. As Prince Albert becomes a destination city for more immigrants each year, and I have the opportunity to meet them and to speak with them, I realize how very fortunate I am to be Canadian. We have freedoms and opportunities which are so entrenched in our customs and laws, that we take them for granted.
Most of us spend time thinking about good things that have not happened to us and the bad things that have happened. But what if we looked at life a little differently? What if we tried to mentally subtract something good from our lives? This idea, suggested by a group of professionals who study happiness, is to think about something good that has occurred in your life and think about what your life would be like if it had not happened.
Sometime, when I think of getting older, I have to admit it scares me a little. I have always been very active, worked full time, raised my family and volunteered a lot, so I worry about the expectation to slow down in future years. However, I have decided I am not going to worry about this anymore, and that I will be more like some of the following people.
During the pandemic, heroes are rising to the challenge and leading the way. One of these heroes is none other than Saskatchewan’s own Hayley Wickenheiser. Right now, we need heroes. We need leaders to look up to, to be led by and to get inspiration and hope from. Hayley not only talks the talk, but she walks the walk, and is not afraid of working alongside others to achieve what needs to be done as we continue to fight COVID-19.