Friday, 18 July 2003

July 18, 2003 Chautauqua



From the Editor's Computer 

   Choices...we have all been faced with them, we have all made them, we have all made good and not so good ones, and we have all had good choices go bad because of someone else’s choice.

   Last week, I had the occasion to meet a young man who made a choice.  It was not a good choice.  It was not a well thought out choice.  It was an illegal choice.  It was a choice with major ramifications attached.  It was a choice that adversely affected others besides himself.

   Having made this choice, the young man is now faced with even more choices, and they are not going to be easy.  He is going to have to seriously think before he acts and make sure that he does not make a wrong move.  He certainly does not want to compound his bad choices at this stage in the game.

   Every choice we make affects not only ourselves, but others as well.  We have to be very careful when making choices in our lives.  More importantly, we need to look ahead to the possible ramifications of our choices, on ourselves and others.

   The choices you make can change the whole course of your life in a heartbeat.  Think before you act and pay attention to what you are doing.

   You have the choice.
Beth

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Friday, 4 July 2003

July 4, 2003 Chautauqua



From the Editor's Computer 

   Despite what is happening in the world around us and at home, we truly are very fortunate to live in the country of Canada.

    One of my family’s Canada Day traditions is to watch the Parliament Hill noon-hour ceremony on CBC.  This year, the format of the ceremony was slightly different than previous years.  For instance, the Snowbirds began the show, not ending it as in the past.

    This year’s theme concentrated on the physical geography and beauty of Canada.  Governor-General Adrianne Clarkson pointed out in her speech that we have many great places of natural beauty to visit, not only in the summer, but all year round.  Canada is the place where we ‘can’ do whatever we desire as the possibilities are endless.

   Let us not take for granted the treasures we have around us.  Treasures of open spaces, clean air, nature trails, recreation areas, water bodies, and more.  People travel from around the globe to visit Canada and those places that are practically in our own backyards.

   This summer, take some time to explore the land around you.  Take a walk around Alix Lake, visit one of the many spots around Buffalo Lake, or take a trip to Content Bridge.  Be daring and take a drive down a country gravel road you’ve never traveled before, just to see where you end up.  The possibilities truly are endless. 

    Have a wonderful summer.

Beth

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