#ESMEINK : “OH Canada” Day 16

CanadaDay

{OH CANADA}

How blessed are we, to live in a country of peace. So much chaos in the world, so much to frighten us.
Today for my family, is an absolute celebration of not only a beautiful country, but a celebration of life within it. We are lucky to be alive to smell the mountain air. The Grassy nights. Being able to meditate in peace and hear nothing but nature, or humans going about their daily lives.

Freedom.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
-Albert Camus

I believe in freedom of pretty much anything, as long as it’s not harming anyone else. Religion, speech, sexuality, equality..etc. Nothing is wrong in my eyes.
I love canada for how much we embrace all of these things.

I want to embrace life on a deeper level. Do things that scare me more often. Bungee jumping was one of the most freeing things I’ve ever done. But it doesn’t always have to be big like that.
I want to dance on a mountain top!
I want to take my kids on more adventures.
I want to learn how to play more instruments.
I want to take up a martial art.
I have lots of things that I am completely free to do, and just haven’t.

In a world so fragile, how can we not live every day to it’s fullest?
Time to start pushing myself forward.
Momentum, please take the wheel!

Thank you, Canada!

Land of the free, home of the brave.

#ESMEINK entry by Lise-Marie Johnson

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