A Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to All
As we sit down for a Canadian Thanksgiving with our families, let us give thanks for what we have.
Working with our clients, we've learned how much we truly have to be grateful for. We asked our staff to list what they would give thanks for Thanksgiving 2019 and here's the list we came up with in no particular order:
We're grateful that we have:
1. our families and friends,
2. relatively cheap and plentiful food,
3. manageable rates of inflation,
4. reliable power,
5. showers when we want,
6. access to medical treatment and medicine,
7. plenty of clean water and air,
8. the freedom to love,
9. the freedom to vote in an unrigged election (so don't forget to vote by October 21, 2019),
10. the freedom to pray to whom we want, or not,
11. the freedom to assemble,
12. the freedom to speak and incite goodness not hatred,
13. the freedom to work,
14. the freedom to study,
15. no constant threat of war or being blown up in our backyards,
16. a transparent justice system with checks and balances,
17. a system that holds our leaders accountable,
18. a police force that serves and protects us and is held accountable when it doesn't,
19. an education system that is open and based on arts, literature, science, and math, not on ideology or forced re-education,
20. an environment where we're not under constant attack or threat.
There's so much more that we're all grateful for, here in Canada. So let us give thanks this Thanksgiving and enjoy our:
• traditional turkey dinner with cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie;
• biryani with paneer/chicken tikka masala, and rasmalai;
• rellenong, lumpia, pandesal, pancit, kare-kare, and flan;
• peking duck, hot pot, jelly fish, and sesame dumplings;
• bigos, kiełbasa kapust, pierogi, gołąbki szarlotka, babka, placek, and sernik;
• ham, chicken mole, tamales, champurrado, empanadas, tres leches cake;
and the many more delicious dishes that we bring to the table.
Don't forget to think of what we can do to help others who don't have what we have and then do our best to follow through.
Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving from your friends at A-Canada!