This year I will say ‘YES’ to ‘JOY’ more often!

I recently had a work opportunity to travel to six iconic Canadian destinations in celebration of Canada’s 150. My first instinct was to say, ‘No!’ I couldn’t just leave all of the stories I had to write? I couldn’t pull Journey out of Kindergarten? What about my husband? My friends? The dishes? But then, I recommitted myself to ‘YES’!

So Journey and I find ourselves in Ottawa, Canada. Every museum adventure, ice-sculpture view and Parliament Hill visit has left me grateful to call this stable, open-minded, progressive, kind and gentle country home. All in contrast with the homeland of my girl—China. All countries have their beauty, but in Canada, we really do have it all—the ability to state our opinions, the capacity to be what we want and the freedom to enjoy our sacred lives and callings.

Thank you Ottawa for reminding me how dear it is to be a Canadian, and to have a Canadian by my side to travel with me!


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