Oh Canada We Stand on Guard for Thee – Happy 150th Birthday Canada in Gratitude

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Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!

Canada Day flag


Today I’d like to wish my country a Happy 150th Birthday and remember gratitude for the country I was raised and reside in.


Often we take for granted the many blessings we receive on a daily basis because we’re just so used to having them. But we should never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy, especially in this unsettled time of the world where there is discontent, hatred, division, fear and violence happening in so many parts around the world. The discord that so many others must endure on a daily basis, some just to survive, reinforces my gratitude even more for my freedom. So today I want to salute my country in gratitude for the many gifts we are blessed with to enjoy here.


I am grateful to be able to live in peace, in a democracy in a country with a government that is for the people.

I am grateful that I don’t live in the constant threat of terror.

I am grateful for our free universal health care system which is available to all of us.


We are blessed to have the peace of mind that so many others fight for. Every day I pray for peace around the world for the so many who live in turmoil, fear and war around the world. My wish is that all leaders of the world would one day find compassion in their hearts and take a page out of our book and offer their people what every human being in the world deserves – humanity, compassion, a sense of security and peace of mind.


Sure our winters are damned cold and it’s always nice to travel to somewhere else to escape the cold, but it’s also nice to come home.


Canada shirt


So thank you Canada for looking after us all. Today I’ll wear my T-shirt proudly and take in the beautiful sights of so many Canadian flags waving with pride around my city of Toronto. And I’ll be celebrating the day and weekend with family up in cottage country.


Happy 150th Canada!


*Note: ย Comments are always welcome. Just know that my replies won’t be as frequent throughout the weekend while I’m away in the great white north (which thankfully isn’t white at this time of year) with unpredictable wifi.

Happy weekend!

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  1. Hi DG – have a wonderful Canada Day … enjoy the birth of your country – cheers Hilary

    1. Thank you so much Hilary. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Such a lovely tribute to your home country, Debby. Wish I could feel like this about my home country but I always feel as if we live with one foot in England due to all the uncertainty here.

    1. Thank you Robbie. And I’m sorry to hear about the uncertainty in your country too. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  3. Lovely post, Debby! Happy Canada Day! โค๏ธ??

    1. Thanks so much Natalie. <3

  4. Happy Canada Day, Deb!

    1. Thank you Jacqui. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy upcoming 4th! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday Canada! You’re country is looking more and more appealing to many Americans, Debby. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. So I’m hearing. I follow very closely. I’ll say God Bless Mueller. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Diana ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  6. Happy Canada Day to you and the family, Debby. ??? ?

    1. Thank you so much Hugh. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  7. Happy Canada Day (Weekend)! Celebrating our Independence Day weekend here! Enjoy your vacation!

  8. Enjoy! Congratulations on living in free country. In the US, we pine for the day of independence from Trump so we can be free once again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I know this my friend. And you all in my prayers. #GodblesstheUSA ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Debby! Your words sing sweetly – and I will sing the anthem with you as we salute our beautiful country ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the sunny north ((Happy Canada Day)) xx

    1. Thanks Christy, there’s not much sun today but having fun nonetheless, Hope you are too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Canada Day! xxx

  10. Have a wonderful day Deb…wishing you Happy Canada Day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Balroop. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  11. HAPPY CANADA DAY ??Debbie!… Lovely post for Candaยดs birthday here….
    Enjoy it… sending best wishes across the miles. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Aq. there’s not a lot of sun shining, but we’re having. fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  12. Lovely tribute. โค๏ธ Happy Canada Day to you, my friend! ??

    1. Thanks so much Sarah! And I love your little flag. I couldn’t find them on my keyboard. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  13. Happy Canada Day, Debby. Hope your day was fun! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. Thank you so much Colleen. It was a fun weekend. <3 <3 <3

      1. Glad you had fun. โค๏ธ

  14. Oh, I’m late! It seems lately I’m always late, but just the same I want to wish you a cheery HAPPY CANADA DAY!! <3 <3

    1. Aw thanks Michelle. You’re never late visiting a blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  15. YES, I totally agree, Debby! WE are very lucky to be Canadian. Great reasons you’ve listed to be grateful. Have a lovely and relaxing weekend up in the Great White North!

    1. Thanks Lisa, my fellow Canadian friend. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a great weekend too. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  16. OH, Happy (Belated) Canada Day, Deb!!! I hope your day was wonderful and Canada enjoys another 150 years +

    Blessings to my great Northern Neighbor!
    Marianne โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

    1. Aw thanks so much Marianne. I wish you a blessed Happy 4th of July with peace and love. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxx <3

  17. Oh Debby, this is SUCH a great post. Happy Belated Canada Day to you and all your Canadian readers. I hold your country as a model for America. So mote it BE!

    1. Aw thank you my sweet friend. I’m wishing you a Happy 4th. I know it will be different for you than any other but chin up girl, the world is watching. Something is going to give. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

      1. Thanks Debby. I keep thinking great thoughts and waiting for the “universe” to catch up with me – lol.

        1. Thatta girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  18. Happy Canada day what a beautiful post and reminder that we should be grateful I concur ??

    1. Thank you my lovely. Often we take things for granted and complain about things we don’t like, which sometimes become so trivial in light of events of more serious nature going on in other countries. We need to all take a moment and pause. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  19. Hoping you had a very special Happy Canada Day, Debby – I was thinking of you and saw some great celebrations on youtube! ?

    1. Aw, thanks so much Annika. It was lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  20. I love Canada and am so proud to share my birthday with this amazing country. <3

    1. Thank you Christoph. And again, Happy Birthday my friend. <3

  21. I love this post! I so share with you all that you are grateful for. We are fortunate to be living in such a peaceful, diverse and glorious country.

    1. Amen to that Carol. <3

  22. I hope you had a wonderful weekend away in a sunny and green “high” country, Debby! Happy belated Canada Day. If I would be Canadian, I would be proud of my country (as well)!!

    1. Aw, thanks so much Liesbet. Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. We did… A very relaxing day in the middle of the work week. Soon it will be Friday again! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes it will.

  23. I’m a little late, but thanks to you and to Canada for being the more mature younger sibling to the north of where I live. I’ve considered a move across that border a few times in this life, recently and during the Vietnam War. I’m still in the USA. Signing petitions, showing up at town hall meetings, and wringing my hands.

    1. I’m living in the north supporting all my American friends and part of a few groups supporting and cheering them on. #GodBlessAmerica <3

  24. Where oh where is July going Debby.. as I hop backwards.. Yes we are so lucky to live in the places we do live.. And I too am grateful for the many things you mentioned here Debby.. Sending LOVE.. <3

    1. Counting our blessings. And OMG Sue, where oh where did May go? Lol ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  25. Happy belated Canada Day! I love your pic with the birds. Like we Australians, you Canadians have much to be grateful for. It’s lovely to read your list and I support your wish for them to be more widespread.

    1. Thanks so much Norah. <3

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