There is something humbling about Saskatchewan hills. Maybe itâs their tall and grandiose appearance or the initial intimidation when you cast your eyes on it. But ultimately, the most humbling part is the sense of accomplishment that you get after climbing one. Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb. To look over the vastness of what surrounds us. All my life it has felt like a climb. As I look back over the years and think about the things I have been given and the experiences I have enjoyed I am grateful on this long weekend. Whether itâs going to work or speaking or listening to a friend life has been like climbing to summit. I like these incredible hills because they make me feel small. They help me sort out whatâs important in life and put it into perspective. I have won accolades and received awards. I have been in the lowest valley and the highest peak. I have been destroyed by gossip and lifted by encouragement. I am sure you have too. You see itâs not one single moment that defines your existence. Itâs many different things that make up who you are. So climb the hills not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. I am thankful for my life and what I have been given. I was caring for some plants yesterday that had been somewhat neglected for some time. Itâs amazing how resilient they can be if their roots are strong. Itâs the same with each of you. Never give up. Never stop trying. But let me leave you with this one thought on this May Long Weekend. Edmund Hillary said... Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain. Remember those you will connect with are important and valuable. Care for them.