Every Step Counts

Well, it is the start of a new year and it is overdue for me to reboot this blog and post more frequently. Every step counts; no matter how big or small In the past year I’ve taken several steps, not all of them big, small or particularly productive but they are each incrementally part of my life. What steps have you taken in the past year? The biggest step of the year for me was two unexpected awards for my community service. The first was the Legionnaire of the Year which the local Legion branch awarded me. Normally, as President, the selection of the recipient for this award falls to me and I had in fact chosen a recipient. The Honours & Awards chair, Faye Wile, chose to override that choice as her final act in the position she has done so faithfully for several years. It wasn’t her final act because she lost the position, she has moved out of the area. It’s humbling to be on the receiving end when you’re used to being on the giving end. At first, I was worried that some would be unhappy that the person charged with choosing the recipient was receiving the award. I was shocked and humbled by the heartfelt congratulations I received.  The more startling award was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal awarded to me in October....

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