be thankful

Thanksgiving has been in affect in Canada since 1959 and annual holiday revolving around giving thanks.

Today I am thankful for small things.  I am thankful that Treena invited me to Orphan’s Thanksgiving dinner.  I’m thankful that my appetizer and dessert turned out just right.  I am thankful that I’ve taken a moment to decompress and relax.

Today isn’t what’s important.  It’s necessary that we give thanks every day and truly look at the big picture.

I am blessed to have family, friends, a home,and the bare essentials, but I also know that I need a lot more than those things to have a truly fulfilled life.

This year, I am thankful for so many aspects of my life, but especially…

I am thankful for quality relationships with many girlfriends near and far… Marta, Marley, Lily, and Haley – you are my world.

I am thankful for the strong relationship my younger sister, Laura and I have developed over the years.  I am thankful for what she has taught me and how she can put life back into perspective.

I am thankful for two little girls in my life who truly make me smile and appreciate the small things.

I am thankful I can continually give back to the community.  I am thankful I can see the direct impact on people, youth, and the future.

I am thankful that life keeps on presenting me with the opportunity to learn, to gain skills, and to be educated.

I am thankful for love and all that it has taught me.

I am thankful for my health.

I am thankful for always having faith – and hope. Everything will truly work out in the end.

I am thankful that I don’t have everything I desire.

I am thankful that life gives me challenges and teaches me to handle adversity.

I am thankful that I still have a lot of life to live.

Lastly, I am thankful for my strength.  The strength to be a good friend, sister, and daughter.  The strength to balance university, my career, and community involvements.  The strength to keep moving forward…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  May your day be filled with abundance and love. ❤

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

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