Silly American Blunder to Serious Canadian Reconciliation.

I was just reading comments about the removal of a Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Victoria because of the reconciliation process of First Nations and I noticed someone commenting that Canadians or Canadiens are not American.  Some things are just bewildering to me… I guess they were talking about the U.S. of America.  It seems to be a common mistake.  I googled it because I thought I was going bonkers again and it’s kind of ridiculous seeing all of those pages asking the question “is America a country?”  Turns out I’m not bonkers!  How’s aboot that one eh-there bud?! As for the removal of the statue, I can see how both sides might bicker back and forth at each other.  Being a white devil I feel terrible about ruining the culture of a people that were completely unique in every way.  Our history is pretty ugly!  I pray that the debate remains a peaceful one and that we can find reconciliation.  I also pray for the safety of the people in our great North American country.  No more violence, please!  Compromise is a word we should all have on our minds right now.  I certainly do not think that removal of the statue is an attempt to erase history, but it is an attempt to recognise the history that we all share as a diverse group of human beings.

Reconciliation Definition: google.
1. the restoration of friendly relations.
2. the act of making one view or belief compatible with another.

Just for fun, here is a list of the Americas. 🙂

USA, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Paraguay, Jamaica, Haiti, Bahamas, Guyana, Aruba, Suriname, Barbados, Turks and Caicos Islands, Curaçao, Bermuda, Saint Lucia, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean Netherlands, Sint Maarten, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada.

Let’s Talk Day

Today, let’s talk!
For every applicable text, mobile and long distance call, tweet using #BellLetsTalk, Bell Let’s Talk Day video view on social media, use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will donate 5¢ to Canadian mental health initiatives. Let’s work together to create a stigma-free Canada!

via Bell Let’s Talk

Got Voices in the Brain?

Try writing with the wrong hand and tell me it doesn’t look like someone else’s hand writing.  🙂  Afterward study the left and right brain hemispheres.  Voices explained.  One side of the brain is for creativity and imagination while the other side of the brain is for logical thinking.  It would seem that as we grow our imagination and creativity come back to us or never left depending on our profession.  It works very much like a muscle and can take us by surprise similar to the way our wrong hand can often mess up the writing exorcise.  Don’t be afraid of becoming a two sided brain.  Remember, it’s all you.  Avoid beliefs involving the 6th sense and always remain true to your logical side.

Pipeline Oil Spill in Canada Threatens the Drinking Water of Tens of Thousands | The Weather Channel

A spill that released an estimated 66,000 gallons of oil last week in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is now threatening the drinking water of several communities.

Source: Pipeline Oil Spill in Canada Threatens the Drinking Water of Tens of Thousands | The Weather Channel