Canada Day Nurse Nellie
It just seemed to me that perhaps I need to shout for Joy! So go for it Canada! Sure we have problems. Our taxes are outrageous. Our health care is falling apart. Our justice system leaves much to be desired. Our governments are wasting time and our tax resources on nonsense. We are an ant, living next to a giant, in a world gone haywire.
But I am Canadian. I can say eh, and not even think anything of it. If I break my leg, I can go to emergency and it will be taken care of. Even if I do not have a nickel to my name. I can go to my kitchen sink and drink my well water (drilled well in the country) without worry. I can walk down the street without worry about jostling my neighbour. I don't see tanks and guns roaring through my streets. (Not even in my cities) I can probably collect old age security cheques (if it doesn't run out by the time I get there) I don't have to worry that my sons, or brothers will be drafted to fight some war somewhere. I can support which ever faith group I feel like supporting, or none at all if I so choose. I know my children can go to a school, at least until they know how to read and write regardless of how poor they might be. I don't have to worry about getting malaria. Every single winter I can be assured of snow and blizzards. Every summer I can be certain of at least a few days when it is hot, and my ice cream will melt. I can cheer when "This hour has 22 minutes" makes fun of foolishness. I can raise a flag, or not raise a flag. I am Canadian.
I am Canadian. I am Canadian. I am Canadian. and I live in a country that is huge, with only 30 million people. If I want to, I can pick up and move five thousand miles away and still be in the Country I was born in. I am Canadian! If I want to be surrounded by the french language I can move to Quebec, or parts of New Brunswick. If I want ethnic cuisine and culture, I can go to our large cities and be part of every nationality know to humanity. I am Canadian.
Happy Canada Day.