It’s awfully good to be Canadian. I feel so lucky to have been born here.
There’s always something to complain about, often legitimately, but even so, we only have to look around or watch the news and we know we have it good.
This country is gorgeous. From the hoodoos in Alberta to the shorelines of Nova Scotia. BC’s rugged landscape and Newfoundland’s relentless friendliness. Every province has its charms.
We’re patriotic without being boastful. When you’re great, you don’t have to shove it in people’s faces. We love our flag and belt out our anthem with gleeful – and in my case, off-key – voices.
You can always point to someplace that has it better in one factor or another. But for my money, overall, I’d rather be Canadian than anything else.
This weekend, let’s remember that while we might not agree with our leaders, we have democracy and the right to vote them out. We have problems – big ones that need fixing and some that have always needed fixing – but our fellow Canadians will keep putting pressure on those with the power to make those fixes. Ultimately, a country is made up of people and you folks are a pretty darn good bunch! Happy Canada Day!