Proud to be a Canadian?
… Yep.
Happy to be a Canadian?
… Very much.
Grateful to be a Canadian?
… Understatement

Wherever you are
however you will be marking the 150th anniversary of this country
there is much that is good
in spite of the frustrations and problems.

It is easy to criticize.
It is easy to point fingers and question.
It is easy to wish history revealed different stories.

I doubt there is one country
which can claim to be without
frustration, dismay, embarrassment, anger, disappointment, shame
or combination thereof
as people reflect on the history of their country
at some time or other.

For one day
let’s celebrate
… not dwell on the negative.
Let’s celebrate Canada and
focus on its goodness
and not complain
… for at least one day.

May all have a happy
and safe
Canada Day weekend!


Thanks to the RCMP officers (our wonderful Mounties)
who walked across the Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver so that this photo with the Canada flag below them could be taken.

Text © June Maffin

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