I’ve got plenty to be thankful for ……

Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is traditionally a day of giving thanks for the blessing of a harvest and is also a celebration in acknowledgment of kindness. Family and friends gather to reflect on the past year, give thanks for their blessings and enter into a food coma.

I wish Australia had a beautiful holiday to celebrate like this. I’d like to think and believe that I give thanks each day and I try to add my blessings to a gratitude journal I keep on my iPhone. {I’m nerdy like that}. I love blogging about being thankful (here and here) because it truly centres you and forces you to be present, in the moment.

I may not live in the States, but I can still share with you why I’m thankful today:

I am thankful that my parents gave me life, food, shelter, warmth, my brothers and most importantly their unconditional love. My mother especially gives me so much support and guidance and is one of the kindest women I know.

I am thankful for my brothers and our close bond. I feel closer to them now than ever before. I’m truly proud of the men they have become,  the families they have created and I feel incredibly blessed to have beautiful, talented, intelligent, fun loving sister in laws.

I am thankful to have a husband who is my biggest and greatest love of my life. He’s my supporter, who inspires me to be the best version of myself, and who can laugh with me on a daily basis.

I am thankful to have friends who inspire with their talent, success, honesty and creativity, friends that remind me that it’s okay not to have it all figured out.

I am thankful that my furry kids – my dogs – chose me to be their Mama. My dogs delight me on a daily basis, keep my active, make me appreciate the laughable moments in life.

I am thankful to have a job – there are days when I have a love/hate feeling for my job, it’s something I’m working on – but I’m thankful to have one at the very least.

I am thankful for YOU and that you care enough to visit my little online happy place, otherwise this whole blogging thing wouldn’t nearly be as fun without you.

I’d love to hear what you’re thankful for this year. And, I’ll see you back here on Monday. sig1

2 Comments

  • Love this post, B. Thanksgiving is another US holiday that i wish we celebrated. I love the idea of a dedicated day to give thanks for all the wonderful things in our lives (family, friends, fur babies etc). It’s easy to focus on the things that aren’t perfect or that make us sad and forget all the blessings we do have in our lives. Thanks for reminding me x

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