The Sky's Promise|
The hardest thing about a making a promise is keeping it. If we make no promises then we break no promises.
But at the same time, if we make no promises, then we have no direction. I believe that Sky's promise is that one day we will get back to our pre-pandemic
river of dreams and happy little clouds. It's hard to know our destiny but I have a good feeling that we are almost home. But let's not kid ourselves, the happy home that we were
once used to in not going to look at all the same in the least, and most importantly neither are we. We have changed, a lot. We no longer take for granted that
comfortable life we once had. We appreciate everything we undervalued and better understand that the things that are truly important. We've learned about the multitudes
of mistakes we've made in the past and hopefully have a better idea of the direction we need to go in to make a better future. Robin Williams once said that
"a hungry stomach, an empty wallet and a broken heart can teach you the best lessons in life."
Today is voting day in Canada, which means that we will soon see the formation of a new government. Surely this
new government will have the capacity to tackle the pandemic and bring health and economic stability to our country. We have had a rocky go of it, there's no doubt.
The pandemic started in December of 2019 in China, so it's almost been two full years now. The Spanish flu lasted from February 1918 to April 1920, which
is 26 months. A present we are on month 20 of the Covid-19 pandemic and it's possible we have six more months to go before we reach hear immunity and the
virus disappears. While we are almost home, we are not home yet.
There are many people that are upset that Trudeau called the election, but I believe this election has been good for us.
It has put all the issues forefront and forced us to deal with them head on. Lucius Annaes Seneca said "if one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is
favourable." Perhaps this election will steer us in a better direction and let's hope the new government keeps all their promises and brings into a safe port. And
let's hope that port is home.
Story title by: Nancy Peters