You Can’t Change History

July 5, 2017

 I hope you enjoyed the Canada Day Celebrations and took some time to be thankful for what we enjoy as Canadians.
It was interesting to note this year the number of people who wanted to focus on some of the more unsavory aspects of our past.  And there are certainly any number of things that happened during the past 150 years that our country can’t be proud of, but I have never been able to figure out how today’s generation can apologize for what another generation has done.
Here is the reality, without Canada’s history, both the good and the bad, none of us would be here.  Oh, somebody would be here, but it’s very doubtful it would be us. 
So, remember each of us are where we are today because of choices that others made 150 years ago, choices of where they would live and who they would marry.
We are all the result of choices made by ourselves as well as choices made by others.   And we can’t change the choices that were made yesterday, but we can determine to make good choices today.
In the same way, we can’t change how our indigenous people were treated yesterday but we can change how they will be treated today and tomorrow.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.