As I am writing this article many people are celebrating our national Canada Day allacross the country.
We are having a lot of controversy about our Canada Day. I understand and feel the pain of the realization of the horrible acts of violence that have been done to these poor children.
I am sending my love and emotional support to all the families whose children were taken away from them. As a society, we have to support each other and live in a world of inclusion and peace. We should learn from these discoveries that we are one. None of us would have liked to have our children being taken away from us and never to seen or heard from them again.
Let us have more compassion for the people around us, regardless of their skin colour, culture, or spiritual beliefs. We can all work together to become a united nation. When we are divided, we are living in a constant state of stress and discomfort. Instead of Stress and negative thinking, do your best to resort to more peace, serenity, and more positive thinking.
Let LOVE be your go-to response.
Think about how can I be more love in my life?
How can I support the people around me?
We live in a society where we are doing a lot of navel contemplation. We are very quick a judging others and discarding their opinions if they are not aligned with ours. We are seeing more and more injustices toward those with fewer means. The gap between the super-rich and the poor is getting very wider. The middle class is leaning more toward the poor side than the rich side.
I felt that human rights were thrown overboard in the last 18 months. I felt bias, manipulated, and judged most of the time. From the article from António Guterres is secretary general of the United Nations in the Guardian 1:
“The biggest international crisis in generations quickly morphed into an economic and social crisis. One year on, another stark fact is tragically evident: our world is facing a pandemic of human rights abuses.”
Living as a women in our society is not an easy task and this COVID pandemic has made it even harder.
“In a matter of months, progress on gender equality has been set back decades.”
How can we protect the women and girls from the violence that has skyrocketed? There is a major increase in online abuse to domestic violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation. The increased poverty is making it very difficult for people to have their rights respected.
Going back to Canada Day, this negligence and abuse of the Indigenous peoples, and other minorities is a pure failure of our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We have to stand together and help one another in being able to live in a society where we can feel proud and happy to be Canadian.
Offer help to those in need. The more we do for others will all come back to us in different forms. Every life is precious and important. How a person treats another person is very important as it reflects a lot about his own life.
There is a quote on Joy of Giving that reads as follows: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston S. Churchill
How do you want to live your life?
The Canadian Native Flag that you see posted here was designed by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Curtis Wilson. His design for the flag is meant to represent First Nations in Canada to the public with the hope that this flag brings a better understanding of the First Nations of our country and a vision for a unified Canada that still revels in its diversity. The design features swimming salmon on the side panels and orca inside a maple leaf, and means “standing together in support of each other.” Wilson died from a heart attack in 2019 at age 39.