Happy Canada Day! – Oh Canada, We Stand on Guard for Thee

Canada Day flag

 

 

I don’t usually post twice in a day, but given that Sundays are my book review days and today is the day we celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday I want to wish my beautiful country a Happy Birthday and pay tribute to my country especially in these hard times across the world, reminding me how grateful I am to be a free Canadian. Never in my life have the lyrics to our anthem touched me so deeply as it does today.

 

Canadian Flag

 

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

 

Anthem lyrics from https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/anthems-canada.html

 

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends! ❤

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

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:  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!