My neighbor’s Gift – A time of need.


On September 11, 2012, I listened to horrors unfolding in the middle east.  Embassies were destroyed, flags were burned and people were killed – not in one country – two, Libya and Egypt. (remember those people we recently helped to gain ‘freedom’?) I heard my country pulled their embassy out of Iran.  Peaceful Canada?  Why?  History is repeating itself and I feel a hopelessness invade as I am powerless to stop it. I remember in the past when Iran attacked the USA Embassy and Canada, claiming they were Canadian citizens helped people escape – because the USA president wasn’t doing anything to help them. It was a time I was very proud of my country.

This is the reality of today’s problems.  My heart was sad and a chill ran through my body. I felt a real, tangible fear.

In the evening, I heard a knock on the door.  It was my neighbor.  She had bouquets of flowers.  She and her husband were going away for a few weeks and she brought my daughter and I her flowers – as they would be dead by the time she returned.  It was a nice thoughtful gift – at a time I needed it.

If this is a sign – I have yet to figure out what it means.  Thank you Mrs. Smith.

Flowers

Flowers my neighbor gave us

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2 thoughts on “My neighbor’s Gift – A time of need.

  1. The west and the east – meeting in harmony? Canada portrays that more than any other country in the world I think (within our own country too). As a western, I do not find Canada is going in the wrong direction. I think compared to most countries in the world we’re doing quite well. But that’s my opinion. We are still friends/friendly with others so far as I can. But that’s just my opinion. 🙂
    Peace and blessing to you Leslie. If we respect differences – we can do it. 🙂

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