We are getting ready to celebrate Canada Day (July 1st) and Independence Day (July 4th). Most are planning to celebrate these days with family and friends enjoying picnics, barbecues, parades and watching the fireworks.
- freedom of religion, of thought, of expression, of the press and of peaceful assembly
- the right to participate in political activities and vote
- the freedom to move around and live within our country
- legal rights such as the right to life, freedom and security
- the right to own private property
- equality rights
- language rights
There are so many around the world that don’t have these freedoms.
On these special days let’s take a few minutes recognize and acknowledge the gratitude we feel and how privileged we are to live in these countries with these freedoms and rights. Let’s send positive thoughts and prayers that there may be more peace and freedom for all and perhaps think of a way of how we can make a difference. All change starts with one thought, one person!
“We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.”
~ Dalai Lama