Walking around my Kelowna, British Columbia, neighbourhood today, I was reflecting on the beauty around me. Then I had one of those moments of gratitude that don’t come often enough. I remembered to be grateful for paying taxes.
Everything I was enjoying was paid for out of taxes collected by various levels of government. Today it was mostly municipal taxes that financed my pleasure.
So I thought I’d share with you some of the joy tax dollars provided me with today – and not just me but all the families, couples, dogs, and individuals who were out there with me.
I am not happy about everything my taxes buy, but I am happy to participate in paying for the walkways, parks, beaches, and trees that beautify my neighbourhood. So tonight I’m sending up thanks for taxes.