Much to be thankful for

Thank you for the editorial on giving thanks. I look at it a bit differently than how you wrote it.

Thank you for the editorial on giving thanks.

I look at it a bit differently than how you wrote it.

Life is made up of the good, the not so good and those things that catch us unaware.

If life were perfect then we would be spared those horrible things like murders, miscarriages, marriages broken beyond the point of no return, etc.

However, life has never been perfect as seen through the imperfect union of the noble ideal of the once new United States of America.

We still have a lot to be thankful for despite the imperfect nature of this world we live in but is that true for everyone?

Probably not, unfortunately.

I think that life consists of everything we encounter and that it isn’t just what happens while we’re busy making other plans as I believe John Lennon wrote.

I respect John Lennon as a writer, singer, songwriter but believe him to be all too cynical, though understandably so, much like the preacher in Ecclesiastes of the Bible.

I’ve lived through much, though not like a world-war pilot or a mad adventurer in the Congo, and through the good and the bad I have come to see what life is, can be and may be.

I have regrets yes, but I don’t let those regrets weigh me down as life is often far too short.

Thanks again for your editorial.

Patrick Longworth

Okanagan Falls