Canada Day is approaching, and it’s meant to be a day of celebration, and a reminder of all the accomplishments that this county has had to reach where it is today.
We should be proud to live in this country, and sometimes people, myself included, have taken for granted what it actually means to live in this country.
It does have its flaws and it’s not perfect, but compared to other countries, it’s a great place to live in. In some countries, people can’t even have a celebration in public like we do with Canada Day.
Some laws in those countries don’t allow people so celebrate by having a parade or fireworks.
There are countries at war like Syria, and there are also catastrophic events that have happened. There are tragic incidents that do happen in Canada, like shootings, but there are other countries where those are much more frequent.
Canada Day is a reminder to take a moment and appreciate what this country has to offer, and the opportunities we get to experience.
It seems that every time you watch or read the news, it usually focuses on the negative impact on Canada like crime, murder or corrupt politicians.
The only time it seems like this country gets the positive noticed that is on Canada Day, because of the festivities that go on and what people do to celebrate the day.
Some people treat it just another statutory holiday, an extra day off, and I used to view it as that as well. But they should realize that this has been a free place to live for 147 years, and there are countries that still have dictatorship as a government.
What I really like about Canada Day is the activities that occur get everyone out to celebrate the day.
For me I should take more time out of my day to reflect on how lucky I am to live in this country, and that I don't live in a place where violence and war are regular occurrences.