The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

March 18, 2010

It’s here, it’s here! That time of the year that we all look forward to. The time of the year that we realize how lucky we are to live in this wonderful country and we can take the time to reflect on how blessed we are. That’s right… it’s “Tax Time”! What did you think I was writing about? Spring? March 21st isn’t actually the beginning of spring, it is just an arbitrary date picked by some lunatic who never lived in Nova Scotia.
But tax season is a great time to be thankful. Seriously, if you have never visited a third world country you have no idea how privileged we are with our health care, transportation and political stability and most of those things are a result of the taxes we pay.
Don’t want to pay tax? No problem, just don’t earn enough money. So, we need to be thankful that we make more than the threshold, and that the CRA graciously allows us to deduct our giving to the church. Try that in most other countries. So this year instead of grumbling while doing your taxes why not take a moment and breathe a prayer of thanks.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.