Happy Canada Day!
Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians. Today, Canada is 153 years old. Can you imagine if we all lived to be 153 years old? How much could we accomplish in that time? What would you be doing with your time? How would you celebrate?
“I’m sorry I live in the greatest country in the world. I’m sorry! I’m sorry, but Canadians apologize so much because we know we’re the greatest. Sorry!” – Dan Aykroyd, Actor
How do you celebrate birthdays? Canada Day may be a bit different this year with the absence of hometown fireworks, BBQ parties, or even the big Parliament Hill festivities, but will you still be celebrating? I certainly will.
For me, birthdays are a time of reflection and entering the ‘new’. This is no different with Canada’s birthday. I reflect on the past year (similar to New Years Day). What did I accomplish? Where did I go? Where am I headed? What events have stood out for me? I think about what I have done. Where I have travelled. What plans I have for the future.
An Example of my 2020 Reflection List
- Started a Blog
- Travelled to Ireland to explore and gain knowledge about my husband’s heritage
- Travelled to Mexico with amazing friends
- Travelled to Vancouver and visited Whistler
- Had the opportunity to see one of my mentors (Rachel Hollis) twice LIVE
- Watched my daughter start and finish Year 2 of University
- Watched my son gain independence with achieving his driver’s license and completing Grade 11
- Watched my husband inspire others by speaking on amazing coaching platforms and now developing a YouTube Channel.
- Planning a trip to Sweden to embrace my family’s heritage
- Planning my son’s final year of high school and preparing him for applying to University (insert sad face here)
It’s fun to ‘celebrate’ what you have accomplished and plan for what will occur in your future.
What will you celebrate this Canada day? I challenge you to write down 5 events/accomplishments/dreams. After you have written them down – CELEBRATE. In 1867, Canada was official. It was documented. It was celebrated. It was a dream by John A MacDonald – Canada’s first Prime Minister. Now, celebrate your accomplishments and dreams. If John A MacDonald can 153 years ago, you certainly can now.
Celebration is about life and life is about learning. Celebrate every aspect of your life. The good. The bad. The in-between. Each and every moment deserves to be acknowledged. To be thought of. To be celebrated. If you aren’t learning, you aren’t living and therefore, you aren’t celebrating. Go, live life, learn and most of all celebrate the moments. You won’t be disappointed.
“If you’re going to get out there and not be prepared to fail, you’re missing out in life. Failure is half the fun.” – Jann Arden, singer-songwriter