Happy [insert celebratory reason here]!

Today is an important day. It is not only important for me, but for all of my fellow Canadians. On this day in 1867, with the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick uniting as one, Canada became the country that we know and love today. So as we take part in the tradition of barbecues and beverages, let us remember the significance of today. As we watch the fireworks, let us not forget the importance of unity. Though there are many happenings in the world today that seek to divide us, may Canada at least remain the beautiful nation I am proud to call home.

On another note, eleven years ago today was when I first met the woman who would become my most treasured friend. Together we have many memories and, though she now lives too far away to celebrate this day together in person, I sincerely hope for many more years of friendship to come. This post is for you Jackie... Happy best-friend-iversary!

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