What I am Thankful For, 2013 Edition

It’s Thanksgiving Day today in Canada. It’s a time to eat pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce and turkey. Or maybe a vegetarian un-turkey if that’s your style. It’s a time to gather together with your family and friends, mark the harvest, and appreciate the bounty all around us. This year, on a gorgeous sunny day in Vancouver, it may even be a good time to head outside. But mostly, for me, it’s a time to count my blessings and remember what I am thankful for. It’s, you know, a tradition.

I like a tradition as much as the next person. Maybe even more than the next person. I think that using tradition and ritual to mark the passing of the year are excellent ways to connect us back to the natural rhythms of life, and create space for reflection. Or perhaps they’re just a good excuse to gorge ourselves and watch lots of football – both have a very important role to play. Either way, I’m taking a moment today to remember what I am thankful for this year. In looking through my archives, I can see that this will be the fifth year I’ve done this. To tradition!

What I am Thankful for this Thanksgiving

halloween kids
My children.

scarves and sweaters
Fall clothes. I heart scarves, sweaters and boots!

tea and chocolate
Tea and chocolate.

bee on sage flowers
My garden.

disneyland family
Family vacations.

Canadian Passport
My country.

22 years of us.

vancouverrmom.ca team leading moms images by bethany
Working with amazing people. (Thanks to Images by Bethany for the photo.)

anne boleyn tea cup
Owning a really great tea cup.

kids art

bench sea trees
The chance to escape every once in a while.

Now I hope you’ll join me. I’ve shared what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving – what are you thankful for? I’d love to hear what makes you feel grateful, whether you’re celebrating today or not!

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  1. I am thankful for so many things it’s hard to know where to start. A home. A family. A great job I love coming to most days. Suriving. Breath. Wonderful friends. Health.
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