Reflection & Flying West
Time and people are precious
This week I was working on the newsletter as usual when things began to get “heavy”. There were a number of events that occurred during this busy week which made me pause and alter my plan for this edition of the newsletter.
Yesterday was the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. A day to remember the victims of the residential school system and other tragedies suffered by our indigenous community. This is a long overdue effort to progress in a meaningful way and acknowledge those events while learning how we can help those impacted by them.
Also, this past week, two local aviators, separately, and unexpectedly, flew west. These gentlemen were longtime members of the local flying community who have supported aviation for decades. One was even flying two days prior to his passing.
This week undoubtedly stood out because of these incidents and the fast-paced nature of daily life. It gave me pause, and from this, I made the decision to make this week's letter brief.
Aviation is above all else a community. One where we all share the love and passion of flying. Communities offer their members support, encouragement, and assistance when needed. As I reflect on the events of this week I hope that you are also able to take a moment to do the same. Reflect on your goals, your community, and what you are grateful for.
None of us know how long we have in this crazy and amazing world, and we should make the most of our time here. Enjoy yourself each day, show gratitude, compassion, empathy and understanding, and support each other. These are the greatest things we can do as humans.
Follow your dreams, live life to the fullest extent you possibly can. Take that scary but necessary first step toward your goal, you don’t know how long you will have.
Carp Diem – Memento Mori
Fly Safe Everyone
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