October 16, 2019, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 42
In a Flash
Simply Selles by David Selles
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
With Thanksgiving weekend coming up, I want to take some time to put into perspective just how lucky we are.

When you look at other areas of the world, life in the Crowsnest Pass seems like a breeze.

Sure, we get piles of snow that can make getting from point a to point b more difficult but in the grand scheme of things, we’re living pretty great lives.

There are so many variables in our lives that can change the outcome of our days and lives.

I realize it’s a bunch of ifs, but if we think about it, we could’ve been born somewhere else, lived a different life and not have as much as we do.
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And even people who live at the same level we do can suffer losses in the blink of an eye.

While I’m writing this, news of a house fire in Lethbridge just down the road from my sister’s place broke.

In one flash, an entire home was lost due to the fire.

I find that people in our society often take what they have for granted.
It’s far too easy for us to think that we deserve everything that happens in our lives.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to remind everyone to be truly thankful for what they have, whether it be family and friends, a home, food on the table or anything else, just pause this weekend and remember to be thankful for the people and things around you.
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For me, this Thanksgiving weekend will be a special one.

Saturday, I’ll be spending it with my entire family minus one brother who’s out in Ontario.

In all, there will be 20 people crammed into my parent’s house to celebrate Thanksgiving together.

It will be loud, crowded and sometimes too much, but I wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world.

Then on Sunday, I’ll be attending my youngest niece’s dedication service with the same group.

I won’t have these moments in time forever so I'll cherish them while I do.

Thanksgiving weekend is an important one for me and I hope that it’s also important for everyone reading this.

We need to stop taking the things we have for granted and be truly thankful for what we have.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend everyone, I know I will.
October 16, 2019, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 42
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