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Stand up and be proud.


A Newfoundland lighthouse.

I was recently on a wonderful trip to the beautiful province of Newfoundland, Canada. The geography in that area is stunningly beautiful, even if the weather isn't so kind.

On my second last night, I went to the Twillingate Dinner Theatre, in, where else, Twillingate, Newfoundland. The show was mostly made up of skits created by the actors and songs celebrating their island. But, one of the songs really stuck with me. I remembered the key phrase and googled it once I got home, which turned out to be the song's title. It's called Stand Up and Be Proud, by Pat Maher.

What really struck me about this song, is a message we should all take to heart - no matter who you are, your passions, your background, you have something to offer.

Here are the lyrics:

On a little island in the North Atlantic, Lives a race of people second to none; They have their right to cry, they don't have to step aside, So hold their banner high, walk in the sun.

Stand up and be proud, boy, if you're from this island, A small part of Heaven, shout the name out loud; Tell the world you're from Newfoundland, walk tall with any man, Be a true blue native son, stand up and be proud.

On fields of battle they have been tried and true, And they've left a legacy to be kept by you; Wherever you travel keep this in mind, They are your people, a very special kind.

Stand up and be proud, boy, if you're from this island, A small part of Heaven, shout the name out loud; Tell the world you're from Newfoundland,

walk tall with any man, Be a true blue native son, stand up and be proud. Be a true blue native son, stand up and be proud.

Stand up and be proud.

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