Canadians are known worldwide for our polite nature and “sorry”-filled vocabulary. If somebody elbows us in a crowd, we politely and quickly say “Sorry!” as we continue on our way without a second thought. We are known for apologizing for other’s mishaps. The other day I said “Sorry” when someone else spilled ice cream on my shoe.
You’re gasping for air. Your shaking hands flail frantically, searching for something to hold onto to stop your trembling knees from buckling beneath you. Your heart thunders in your chest like a train in a tunnel. Your head spins like the wheels on the track. Where am I? You ask. There’s a person in front of you, they had asked you a question. What was their question?
Holidays put our focus on giving. During Easter we give chocolate and make fancy dinners for family and friends. On Thanksgiving we visit soup kitchens and in December shower our loved ones with gifts on Christmas morning. We make year-end donations to food banks, or give an extra boost to charities. Everyone feels good about his or her generosity and good deeds.