Let’s celebrate Canada every day,
not just July 1st each year,
remembering how fortunate
we are to be living here.
We have so many opportunities
and also the freedom to choose.
Participating is what’s important,
no matter if we win or lose.
We can express opinions
on all topics to which we relate,
by word of mouth or in print—
that’s a big reason to celebrate.
Natural beauty is evident
in this vast country of ours,
rivers, lakes, mountains, forests,
meadows – I could go on for hours.
Appreciate all your surroundings,
both near to you and far,
whether you’re walking close to home
or going for a drive in your car.
Take a quiet moment
to be grateful, to feel at peace,
it empowers body, soul and mind
and allows stress to be released.
Celebrate with family and friends,
associates and neighbours too.
Be aware of your surroundings
and treasure each unique view.
Have a safe and wonder-filled long weekend everyone.
Out of the old grows the new,
that applies to plants, and to me and you.
The old yellow leaves that grew last year
make way for new green ones – now spring is here.
New leaves on the trees come where old ones were
that’s the way that it happens year after year.
So what about us in the scheme of things?
Are we aware of just what Life brings?
Are we willing to change and let the past go,
to welcome the new day with what we now know?
Do we walk our talk, or is it just words?
Can we really feel as free as the birds?
What is this Force that creates our power,
that gives us life every minute, each hour?
It’s not something new that I’m trying to say,
it’s the same Power that created the very first day.
We know of the bible, we’ve all heard the story
of God who has all the power and the glory.
Of Jesus and of the way he was born,
of the way he died, of the hatred and scorn.
And then of the way he arose from the dead –
despite of the wounds to his hands, feet and head.
The lesson in that is still being learned
it’s about the power that through faith is earned.</B?
Jesus, the Teacher, did His job well,
two thousand years later – his story we tell.
We are still learning from stories of old,
we hear something different each time they are told.
They are stories of love and of faith and of trust,
they guide us to do all the things that we must.
The Easter story’s about revival,
a lesson – imperative to our survival.