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Thankful to be Canadian!

This upcoming weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, a time of the year when so many of us north of the 49th parallel gather with friends and family to gobble roast turkey and stuffing, and sip luscious libations. At some point during the raucous revelry, most of us pause to express the many things we are thankful for. I am thankful for many things – my incredible husband, my amazing family, a successful leadership development practice, great clients, awesome friends – but it occurred to me as I put my list together that I am thankful for one more thing – that I am Canadian! As a first-generation immigrant to Canada (I came to my adopted land thirty-one years ago), I am so proud to call Canada home. I appreciate that Canadians are relaxed and laid-back, tolerant of others who are not like them, willing to welcome strangers without wanting to change them, quick to laugh at ourselves and not take the world too seriously. And as if luck was just waiting to prove my point, I stumbled across this video titled “Canadian Dance Moves”, set to the lyrics and music of “Canadian Please”. Not only is it catchy and fun, but I really think it’s so “Canadian”.

So, what are your favourite Canadian dance moves? Mine are Cold as Ice and Tap the Syrup. Skip the Goose Poop made me laugh!

And oh yes, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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