Live Each Moment, Good Deeds, Chewbacca
Good Morning from Prince Edward Island,
Time for a cuppa! And thank you for your time today.
Sunrise May 8.
Last week's blog, I had stated in the title, "going to miss you all," and it left a few concerned we were closing our business. My apologies for the angst it brought. The good news is, we are not closing our shop. It is just like you can't close a family. We will be here for a few more generations.
As the pandemic continues around the world, our local news as of today, is we have no active cases of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island.
Unfortunately, but understandably our borders will remain closed until further notice. More information here.
This pandemic is bringing a lot of pain to families all around the world who lost loved ones. This crisis has brought anxiety to a lot of the world. But it has also brought hope for a better world going forward. Any crisis can be fruitful if we live it in faith.
There is a great realization going on.
I have heard friends say the pandemic has brought their families closer, their teenagers back to the dining room table, and ignited their need to reach out to old friends.
Live Each Moment
I may never see tomorrow,
there is no written guarantee.
And things that happened yesterday,
belong to history
I cannot predict the future,
I cannot change the past
I have just the present moment,
I must treat it as my last
I must use this moment wisely,
for it will soon pass away
And be lost to me forever,
as part of yesterday
I must exercise compassion,
help the fallen to their feet.
Be a friend unto the friendless,
make an empty life complete
The unkind things I do today,
may never be undone
And friendships that I fail to win,
may nevermore be won
I may not have another chance
on bended knee to pray
And thank God with humble heart,
for giving me this day
There are countless stories of people doing good deeds for others, but I loved this story out of Ireland.
Grateful Irish citizens honour their Famine debt to the Choctaw tribe part of Navajo Nation, which straddles parts of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Read Here.
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero
I enjoyed this story about Australian filmmaker Jason van Genderen, his wife Megan and their three children who care for Jason's mother Hendrika full-time.
Hendrika is 87 years old and has both Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Because Hendrika can't go to the grocery store, the van Genderen family brought the grocery store to her at home. The entire family worked the store while Hendrika shopped for her favourite goods.
Good relationships are all about the frequency with which you catch each other doing something right. ~ Kenneth Blanchard
Do you like the sun, the moon and the stars? Why not take a look at this?
If you would like to see a wee bit of the Gardens of Hope, we have posted a few photos and a video in our garden blog. Click here.
For those of you who are mothers, Happy Mother's Day weekend!
With lots of love from Prince Edward Island.
"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog." ~ MK Clinton
Bruce & Millie
My son Luke loves that we named our children after Star Wars characters.
My daughter Chewbacca not so much.