A horrifyingly large portion of Alberta, Canada is burning.
Thousands of Canadians have had to leaving everything; their home, their clothing; their memories and even their pets. They had to pick up and run from “The Beast” [That’s what the fire-fighters are calling this fire.] As of today they’re afraid it will burn for MONTHS. On Friday the Weather Network reported, “The massive Fort McMurray fire has now spread to over 100,000 hectares.”
London, England is 157, 200 hectors. New York City, USA is 121, 400 hectors, an international sized rugby field is about 1 hector.
Seeing such loss makes you that much more grateful for what you have. Yes, I’m grateful for the house that I live in but today I’m grateful for my home…meaning my country. With each story of lose and fear their is a story of many Canadians reaching out to help. I’m so grateful to be living in a country where it’s not just a stereotype that we’re polite and helpful. We live that way… “with glowing hearts”.