Living in Yellowknife

Sun sunny day in Yellowknife

Today was about “getting up and doing it!” Today I went out to the library and got me a library card, after that I went to mail my mother’s birthday card. Nothing special but you see, I bought the card way back in August because my mother’s birthday was in August! It is now end of September.

In life, we find a lot of excuses not to do something that we ought to do. There’s always a reason why we do not bother to say for example — exercise, eat healthy, go to church on Sunday, call a love one, visit the sick, take a vacation yadi yadi yada. And because of this, we do miss the opportunity to actually experience the experience.

I find that my day to day life is a repetition of everything. It is so mundane and I find it boring sometimes. But that is just what it is. Life is a repetition, a series of events that just go round and round in circles. It’s like the earth moving in its orbit really, but it is profoundly beautiful. Earth, life, the universe, it is all beautiful. Just like right now…the sun is shining brightly and is showing off it’s warmth to me as I am writing this. Yes, I am outside! A weather like this in Yellowknife is special indeed at this time of the year. The point is if I did not get up and decided that today I shall mail my mother’s birthday card, I would not be enjoying myself right now. I would be inside the house and doing what it is that I do at exactly this moment which is washing the lunch dishes and preparing what’s for dinner.

Oh and to top off this lovely day, I went, for the first time, to a French cafe called Le Stock Pot at 5012 – 53rd Street and got me an apple strudel and a slice of cranberry cheesecake. I will be coming back again for sure.

So my dear friends, as much as it is okay to not do things that we ought to do for reasons that we think are valid, let us say to ourselves that today, this time, as in now, at this moment, is actually the day that we are going to make our day a little different and special than yesterday.


About the author

Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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