There seems to be a lot happening in our world right now that is downright sad and depressing. Life can be tough. It can be really hard. And it can be beautiful and joyous. Sometimes all of those things can happen at once.
This weekend is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. I remember many family events, sitting around the table, eating so much delicious food that I felt I would roll out of the house, and every year my mom would ask the question, “So what are you thankful for this year?”
I typically didn’t think much of the question, but over the last two years specifically, it’s a question I’m taking a lot more seriously. What am I thankful for in the past year? It’s important to pause, take notice, and celebrate the beauty that surrounds us. So here’s a few things that I’m thankful for (and I would love to hear what you’re thankful for as well!).
There’s something that happened to me over this past year that has really allowed me to bask in nature. There’s something about being on water, seeing the fall colours, the cycle that nature journeys through, sunsets and sunrises, that has really just spoken to my soul. It’s where I feel connected to those walking on this earth and those who have left this earth.
I often feel like I’m an outsider. I don’t really belong. Even surrounded by people, I can often feel alone. That continues from time to time, and I’ve started to let my guard down more with friends and family. I’m giving myself more and more to my community, and it’s responded by wrapping itself around me like a wool sweater (sometimes itchy…but oh-so-warm).
My family is awesome. They are hilarious, growing up, and adventurous. They are supportive, they keep me in check, and they give the best hugs and snuggles.
Those are three things that I’m thankful for this year. I would love to hear what you’re thankful for! Leave me a comment here, or head over to Facebook or Instagram to chat!