In normal times, Zone 8 members of the BC Seniors Games Society would be counting the days and weeks until the next meeting, the playoffs for their sport/activities and the registration deadline for the September Games.
However, due to the current health crisis, Zone 8 meetings are postponed indefinitely and there are no playoffs due to the 55+ BC Games in Richmond being cancelled this year. We all hope we can count on the provincial Games taking place in Victoria in 2021 and the 2021 Canada Seniors Games being held in Kamloops.
Most importantly, we need to count on what is very important right now and into the future. We count on family and friends to speak with, to share ideas and feelings, whether happy or sad or anxious, and even to provide some of life’s material necessities.
We count on newspapers, radio, technology and the telephone, and the generosity of those we know, along with strangers, to keep in touch with the world outside of our restricted spaces. We count on those who love us and love and appreciate those who care.
As one person on TV said recently, there is an expanding “attitude of gratitude.” Hopefully, this will continue long past the health pandemic.
We need to be able to count on each other, to build and maintain trusting relationships within family, organizations and society. No one should have to stand alone. We should watch over each other, not in a threatening way, but in a considerate and helpful manner.
We don’t know how many years are left to each of us, but I just solved a word puzzle that inspired this month’s article and whose advice I wanted to share: Don’t count your years; make your years count.
Keep well. We’d like to count on that.