Just a thought... True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be hidden where it does. [William Shakespeare]
Welcome to Monday and I suppose that, for some, the weekend continues. I'll never get having a long weekend around Remembrance Day. Honestly, it's not as if today anyone will be going to a cenotaph, will they? But that's the way it is. Federal offices are closed today.
I don't know if you keep track of first date anniversaries, but Rob and I do and today it's 32 years since that night I invited him (my, um, boss) to Second City's "Not Based on Anything By Stephen King" preceded by dinner at a now-defunct restaurant for which I'd done radio ads and was paid in food. Those were the days! I remember what I ordered: a Caesar and a Caesar (cocktail and salad). Strange the things you recall - and there are so many others from that night. (You're going to have to buy the book LOL) Anyway, here we are, all these years later. And I am grateful.
We're also apart this year as Rob is back home in BC getting set for a long car journey that I'll explain and lay out later this week.
Today I find myself at Pearson International getting set to fly to Halifax for a job tomorrow evening with the Canadian Real Estate Association. I gave it an extra day, as it's November and you never ever know what the weather's going to do, right? After seven or eight of these CREA gatherings over the past two years from BC to Nova Scotia, I'm so sorry to see the talks come to an end. How I enjoyed emceeing them and seeing parts of Canada I'd only flown over in the past, such as Regina and Winnipeg. But all good things must come to an end, they say.
Yesterday it was just another spectacular Celebration of Hope. I'm sorry that I am not able to include stories and photos here today as my web editor Rob is several provinces away, but instead you can find out how the event went - including an appearance by my friend Mike Cooper - by going to my public Facebook page: www.facebook.com/erindavispage. I'll have put up pictures etc. there. Thank you for understanding.
Here, though, is the clip that was prepared and shown to the crowd of 800+ at the Hilton Markham Suites yesterday. After it ran, Mike joined me on stage (Sarah and Christopher and their partners were there as well) and we talked about Debbie's commitment to giving back to Mount Sinai by volunteering in the cancer treatment reception area and by making sure others being treated were not alone or afraid. She really was something.
Take a moment to watch Debbie and Mike as she spoke in 2015, upon receiving her Hope Award, about how her diagnosis changed her outlook. I think you'll find this to be more Monday Motivation than you can possibly imagine.
Here's to making every day count. I'll be back with you here tomorrow.
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