Nothing like a monthly blog challenge to get me all fired up and writing daily again. I enjoyed the A-Z challenge so much so here I am again trying this one. Am I nuts? Maybe, but I am lovable! ;)
Today is Canada Day, a day to take pride in our country and celebrate in the great outdoors during our sweet, brief summer.
I love my country so much and feel such gratitude to have been born here. We have so much space and beauty all around us. West from the Pacific, North to the Arctic Ocean, out East to the Atlantic, we inhabit an amazing country of incredible diversity of landscapes and cultures.
The main two things I love about Canada are that we live in a freedom-loving and peaceful nation. We are so lucky. When I hear about the turmoil in other countries I am again reminded about how lucky I am.
Here is my favourite instrumental video post of O Canada made in 1979 with the Canadian Forces Central Band performing. Love the strings playing in this.
They used to put it on TV to sign off late at night. I have seen it many times but never tire of it and still get a tingle of pride each time I see it.
I say Happy Birthday to Canada, 146 years young, strong, proud and free!
O Canada! Our home and native land.
True patred love in all thy son’s 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!