Good Morning from Prince Edward Island,
 
Put the kettle on, let’s have a cup of tea together.
 
Before I got here, I had a cup of this.
 
Thanksgiving has arrived in Canada, hard to believe that we are here already.
 
It is a time of year when reflection is in order and be mindful of all the things we are grateful for.
 
Family.
“Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing." Anonymous 
 
Bundles of life wrapped in the cloak of familial identity with all the emotions known to humankind. Good, bad and the sad. But it is mine and I would not trade it with anyone. I love them all so much.
I give thanks.
 
Friends.

"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are." Anonymous

Like family but a different a set of tentacles, yet unbound. Connectivity through a shared appreciation of one for the other, regardless of differences.
I give thanks.
 
Food.
It is the ingredient that binds us together. 
 
What can I say, it has been my life. It has not only fed me, but it has sustained our family over the years. Food has taught me so much. The sense of purpose and drive that came to me when I still in my teens was a lifesaver. It has provided for many on staff. Food has brought a sense of appreciation and love to hundreds of thousands of people who have given or received our food products as a gift.
I give thanks.
 
Fun.
"A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men."
- Roald Dahl
 
Whether skipping stones or skipping rope, smiles are created with the simplest of effort.
 
Laughter is a release, it tells stress to take a hike. To all those who share their talents in creating joy in the world.
I give thanks.
 
Freedom
 
Just home last week from travelling with Shirley and friends to parts of Europe. Visiting countries where they had been behind the Iron Curtain just thirty years ago. I cannot imagine having to live in an atmosphere of suspicion and fear.
 
Appreciate freedom and celebrate it. Do Not Take for Granted.
 
We are in the last two weeks of our federal election in Canada. Those who are able, please vote. Vote for, not against.
I give thanks.

 

Got to run, they just called from the shop and we are out of propane. Oh, did I say I love freedom? LOL, We have several hundred coming for lunch today, no food, no fun, no friends with no propane. LOL

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for taking the time to share a cup of tea with me. 

While writing today, I have been listening to the new album, Pulsations by Angele Dubeau & LaPieta. Listen here. Beautiful. 

Take care of yourself. Be kind.

With love from Prince Edward Island. 

Sincerely, 

Bruce

ps. 

Two sociologists are sitting by the pool. One turns to the other and asks, "Have you read Marx?"
 
The other replies, "Yes, it's these darn wicker chairs!"