I’m really sorry. That seems like such a useless and uninspired thing to say after the chain of events you’ve had to endure over the past few weeks. But at this point I have no idea what I could possibly say to make anyone feel better. So all I can do is let you know that I’m thinking about you. And that I’m sorry.
I’m writing to tell you that every day I think about your winds and your rain and your storms and your people. I’m thinking about the families in Texas who were forgotten because of the tragedy in Florida. I’m thinking about the families in Florida who were forgotten because of the tragedy in Puerto Rico. I’m thinking about the families in Puerto Rico who were forgotten because of the tragedy in Las Vegas.
This little note is to let you know that none of you were actually forgotten. You weren’t. Everyone is still thinking about all of you.
I know you’re America and you can get through anything. But there are only so many punches even the toughest one in the room can take. No matter how big you are, sometimes it’s nice to hear that someone is thinking about you.
When you’re the one that other people normally count on, it’s easy for us to think you never need support. That you’ve got it together. That you can handle anything. But even the biggest and bravest need a shoulder. You might not need it to cry on but it’s nice to know there’s someone with a shoulder you can rest your head on. A shoulder to take some of the weight off for a little while.
Know that other countries are thinking about you. Canada is thinking about you. We go to bed touching and we wake up touching. We share land and water. You are family to us. We might not agree with all of your policies. We might not agree with all of your laws. We definitely don’t agree with your decision to not serve vinegar with french fries. But no matter what the differences, you are family and family support each other through thick and thin.
As we Canadians head into this Thanksgiving long weekend I wanted to make sure you know you always have a place at our table.
Get well America, and again … I’m sorry. We’re all really sorry.