A Moment To Celebrate
It seems we have to create moments in life to help us remember what we are supposed to be doing and then hope we have the sense to go do it. In our childhoods while in school, we are taught the significance of many moments created by other people who lived at another time. Every major event that has already happened is now relegated to the pages of history books. To help us remember that we still respect people who live in Canada we create a ceremonial moment every year at the International Peace Arch sharing our hearts and souls with our hands over the border.
This past Sunday Blaine's kids went to the boundary line to shake hands with kids from Canada. Due to the fact that youth from both countries have extensive worldwide family heritages we soon see that everyone is from someplace else at one time or another. As the day progressed each person, whether a kid or adult recreated their own picture of peace while spending meaningful time with other persons from someplace else. It does seems appropriate that we celebrate the fact that we do get along and pledge to each other that we will always work through our disputes.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.