Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011
This is the very well-written story of a journey of hope. Gerti Fuss, her husband Karl, travel from Germany to Australia and finally to Canada in search of a place to call home. It is a good read which propels you to the end much quicker than you would like. It is full of anecdotes, some of them very humorous. Above all, it is positive and inspiring.
This compelling story illustrates the power of hope and positive thinking. In the face of many hardships, Gerti knew what she wanted to do with her life by the time she was 14, and she stuck to the plan. She notes many times in the book that despite setbacks, it all worked out fine in the end. Gerti’s “chest full of hope” was not only a box full of her precious belongings, but also a state of mind.
The book also reinforces our appreciation for Canada. Gerti has been in Canada for 40 years now, but she has never stopped marvelling at her good fortune. Her vivid descriptions of everything she loves about her adopted country encourage those of us who have lived here all our lives to look around with fresh eyes. Also, the Canada we love owes a great deal to new Canadians like Gerti who put their hearts and souls into making Canada their home and making it better.Finally, Gerti’s ability to accomplish her career goals in the food and hospitality industry while maintaining a close and loving family life is inspiring indeed.Claudia
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