Friday, January 27, 2006

What is Happening to Me?

As I watched Stephen Harper hold his first news conference as Prime Minister designate, I became aware of an unusual feeling percolating upwards (no, it wasn't gas). It was a strange emotion; barely recognizable and so long suppressed. Finally I was able to define it! Canadian pride! I am proud to be a Canadian again! No more embarrassment or humiliation on the world stage.

I am Canadian!!!

Hey, why does that make me think of beer, eh?

9 comments:

Leanne said...

I'm so glad that you can feel proud to be a Canadian again! You certainly earned it with how hard you worked campaigning, and I really admire that! It's still a disappointment that Steven Cage didn't get in, but he wouldn't have had a chance without you. You've earned yourself a big ice cream sundae at least!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Mmmm... Ice cream sundae...

Sounds decadent; especially when I'm trying to lose weight. And what would that ice cream sundae have on it? I'm thinking dark chocolate and maybe strawberries, and perhaps a bit of pineapple and slices of banana and cherries,...

Oh yeah, we were talking politics. Thanks Leanne. I just need to check out the fridge. BRB.

Joe said...

It's good to hear that you're no longer ashamed to be Canadian!

I find that certain people have an effect on you that makes you want to pay attention because you know it's not just being said, it's what really matters!

Our country has a bright new future that many Canadians can look forward to thanks to yours and many others help. I look forward to watching your website and valuable insight.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wow, thanks Joe! Coming from you, that is a tribute indeed!

I am learning that each person has an important and valuable contribution. If we all work as a team and swallow our individual egos, we can make a huge difference!

Gerry said...

Joanne, I couldn't agree with you more. I'm really looking forward to seeing this new Government evolve. The Cabinet will be announced shortly, and I can't wait for the "Throne Speech". Very exciting times ahead.

Rosemary said...

For more than seven decades I have been a fiercely proud Canadian....until the Chretien/Martin years corrupted our beautiful land and I became ashamed to associate myself with "their" Canada. The night of the election I had exactly the same emotion as you.When Stephen Harper said "God bless Canada" I was confident that I could once again be proud to be Canadian.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Thanks, Gerry and Rosemary for your warm comments. Rosemary, it's good to know that I wasn't the only one hiding my head in shame this past Canada Day. There were times that I despaired for our country and that we would ever be delivered from the forces of evil.

But now I have an amazing sense of hope and peace. I think with God's help we can turn things around, and reclaim our country.

This is a watershed moment in Canadian history, and I am very excited to be a part of it!

Jennifer said...

Hi Aunt Joanne, I think you will be happy to know I helped vote in this party! I took your advice (and many others) and made my voice heard this time, and I have to tell you, your right, it does feel good.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Jennifer, that is fantastic! You can take a great deal of pride in the fact that as a young voter you are setting an example for your generation.

It is important that young people such as yourself become interested and involved in politics. Too many youth become apathetic or think it doesn't involve them.

You have made a difference, Jennifer! I aplaud you; especially on this very historic day of the changing of government in Canada. We stood up to those arrogant Liberals, and we kicked them out! Let's all pray for Stephen Harper to have the wisdom to be able to steer this minority Parliament through the minefields so that we can once again have a Canada we all can be proud of.