In these trying times, it’s hard to stay positive. With the pandemic still raging – and here in Manitoba, worse than it ever has been – it’s difficult to see any silver lining.
I’m generally a positive, “things will work out” kind of guy. I don’t spend a lot of time dwelling on bad things that have happened to me. I accept that “stuff” happens and move on.
I admit these past several months have worn me down a bit. It’s hard to imagine that taking photos of trains and grain elevators really matters in the grand scheme of things.
Taking photos and writing about them makes me feel good, so that’s something.
Your comments here make me feel good, too. I’m glad that people are reading and liking what I do.
I appreciate the shares on social media, too!
These comments, though… they don’t improve my mood!
The main thing that helps me feel good is to help other people and organizations, railway related or not. They can all use some “amplification” to get their message out to more people.
It’s also why I advocate for causes like Winnipeg Harvest, Christmas Cheer Board, Black Health Alliance, Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund… these are all great organizations that help people in need.
I’m sure you know more organizations that need help – leave a comment! I’ll try to feature them in future posts.
Just One More Thing
Speaking of amplifying, check out Eric Gagnon’s new book, “Smoke on the Waterfront“! This 75 page book is about the waterfront of Kingston, Ontario. I haven’t read the book yet – I ordered a copy this morning – but I’ve enjoyed his other six books, so I expect this will be just as well researched and engaging as his other books.