Happy Rivers + Teeth Falling Out + All My Money
Good Morning from Warren Grove, Prince Edward Island
It’s the first day of Canada's 155th year.
I am writing from an area of the world where the 16th-century European governments took the land from the Indigenous peoples.
The eastern woodland areas of what became Canada were home to the Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples. The Algonquian language is believed to have originated in the western plateau of Idaho or the plains of Montana and moved with migrants eastward, eventually extending in various manifestations from Hudson Bay to what is today the Maritimes in the east and as far south as the Tidewater region of Virginia.
Speakers of eastern Algonquian languages included the Mi'kmaq and Abenaki of the Maritime region of Canada and likely the extinct Beothuk of Newfoundland.
All levels of government, through various departments, education and media, are doing their best with better to come in bringing our dark history into the light of day and are doing what is required to right the wrongs for all concerned.
"Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward." ~ Nelson Mandela
I pulled on this thread after reading the CBC story about how one community on Prince Edward Island is giving back to nature what has been taken for generations.
Thanks to Jessica Doria-Brown for this story about how the Abegweit First Nation is working toward releasing their second million of hopefully millions more of brook trout and salmon.
"To the naked eye, our oceans are beautiful. But scientists tell us that all of the world's fisheries will collapse by 2048 unless we change how we manage them. Help protect our oceans so the next generation can also enjoy their bounty." ~ Ted Danson
Their fish hatchery is celebrating a significant milestone: it has released more than one million fish into Island streams. Thank you goes to all those involved, and we applaud your desire to make the world a better place.
Since 2012, the facility on the reserve at Scotchfort has been raising Indigenous fish species like salmon and brook trout. Those juvenile fish are then released to support the recreational fishery — or replenish streams affected by fish kills.
The milestone means a lot for Todd Knockwood, assistant manager for the Abegweit Biodiversity Enhancement Hatchery.
"We, really, really are extremely happy that we have over a million fish released here on Prince Edward Island," he said.
"We love that we got to rebuild the stocks that everybody's been taking, and we've been taking, to replenish Mother Earth." Read More Here.
One Can Dream
Where dreams come from is still a mystery, but some are more common than others.
Dream interpretations date back as far as 3000 B.C, and even the Bible has over seven hundred references to dreams. So a group of interested social scientists researched the most Googled dreams in the world. And below is a visual map to give you an idea of how common our dreams are.
If the map is too hard to read, take a peak at it here.
He Had a Dream
I don’t think there would be too many people who would disagree with me when I say Tom Hanks is one of the world's favourite actors. He had a dream and, as a seventeen-year-old, wrote a letter to a recent Academy Award winner.
Five years after directing the widely adored Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, in 1974, American filmmaker George Roy Hill received an Academy Award for the film. Later that year, as the dust settled, Hill received an enthusiastic letter from a 17-year-old aspiring actor keen to break into Hollywood. His name was Thomas Hanks.
Here is the letter read by another great actor, Benedict Cumberbatch.
too, can become great." – Mark Twain
This morning, I listened to Spotify's playlist, Not Quite Classical.
When I finished writing I got up and wiggled and giggled to get the day moving.
I wish you a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead, friends.
"I argue that the most powerful thing you can do to add healthy years is to curate your immediate social network. In general, you want friends with whom you can have a meaningful conversation. You can call them on a bad day, and they will care. Your group of friends are better than any drug or anti-aging supplement and will do more for you than just about anything."
~ Longevity researcher Dan Buettner
With love from Prince Edward Island.
Take care of yourself.
Bruce + Millie
ps. Your Morning Smile
The old lady handed her bank card to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw $10
The teller told her, “For withdrawals less than $100, please use the ATM.”
The old lady wanted to know why ….
The teller returned her bank card and irritably told her, “These are the rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a line of customers behind you.”
The old lady remained silent for a few seconds, then handed the card back to the teller and said, “Please help me withdraw all the money I have.”
The teller was astonished when she checked the account balance. She nodded her head, leaned down and respectfully told her, you have $300,000 in your account, but the bank doesn't have that much cash on hand.
Could you make an appointment and come again tomorrow?
The old lady then asked how much she could withdraw immediately.
The teller told her any amount up to $3000
"Well, please let me have $3000 now, please and thank you", The teller then handed it very friendly and respectfully to her.
The old lady put $10 in her purse and asked the teller to please deposit $2990 back into her account.
The moral of this tale is:
Don't be difficult with older people. They spent a lifetime learning the skills.