I’m thankful for… #45: 2013
I am truly happiest when I feel the most grateful. The trick is to slowdown enough to smell the roses!
Consequently, somewhere between Canadian Thanksgiving (October 14th) and American Thanksgiving (November 28th) I thought a list of what I am most thankful for would be appropriate. For starters, I am thankful for:
► Chocolate…any time and in any form
► The Canadian health care system… although not perfect, it’s still great
► Technology… it makes my life so much better!!
► Fabulous authors like Malcolm Gladwell
► Stan Rogers whose iconic voice, after all these years still wraps me up like a warm Hudson Bay blanket
► Great mayors like Naheed Nenshi of Calgary and Guelph’s own Karen Farbridge who understand, use and support public libraries
► Independent bookstores like The Bookshelf
► Sleep, sleep and did I say sleep!
► All 5,000+ varieties of hostas
► Pets and sisters who share the adventure, rain or shine
► Library Friends groups who love and support us through thick and thin
► Passionate, visionary library board members who volunteer their time and wisdom to move libraries forward
► The spouses, family and friends of library workers who put up with our obsession
But, most of all, I am thankful for all the amazing library staff who make a difference in all our lives every single day.
Kitty Pope #45 November 2013