Monday, October 10, 2016

Gratitude

"I can, with one eye squinted, take it all as a blessing."
~ Flannery O'Connor ~


It's Thanksgiving here in Canada, and while I share my gratitude daily with my gratitude buddy, today seems like the perfect day to put my gratitude out there, into the world.

So, today I am grateful for:

~ the beautiful autumn days we have been having, perfect for hiking, playing, and enjoying a cup of tea on the back deck

~ for inspiration, and the time to follow what inspires me


~ for this land I call home, and the house in which we live

~ for feeling content and happy


~ for my family, and their love and support always, but especially over the last year, my parents, and my brother and his family have been wonderful as I move along this path as a single mama.

~ for my friends, those I like to call my chosen family, there are no words to adequately express how thankful I am to have the amazing love and support of so many amazing women


~ for my little man, the amazing being that chose me to walk his path with, I am honoured every single day to be a mother, and am so thankful for the lessons I have learned, and continue to learn on this journey

~ for trusting this path, there have been so many ups and downs over the last year, but through it all I have, and continue to trust the path I am walking


~ for knowing and living my truth, while others may talk, criticize and insult me, I know my truth and I live it every single day

~ for this life, with all it's ups and downs, it's still beautiful in so many ways, and I feel blessed that I can see through the darker moments and find the beauty that exists around me


To all my fellow Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving! What are you most grateful for today?

14 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Kim! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, we had a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Happy thanksgiving Kim!!!! I am grateful for: my son living 1 1/2 hours away and the TWO visits and lunches out with him at his college town. For phone calls from the kids almost daily. For my knitting. For my RA doc who helped me this year overcome a bit flare up.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Such a beautiful list. I can just imagine how much you love having your son so close :)

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving from one single mama to another! Beautiful fall pictures!

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  4. Thanksgiving is not a tradition here in Australia but I do hope yours is a lovely celebration, Kim.

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    1. It was perfect in so many ways. A day of celebration with family, and then a second day of celebration with friends. Feeling blessed for the wonderful people in my life.

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  5. so beautiful Kim, going through a rough time myself right now, I hope ti come out on the other side as thankful as you sound. Good to see you again

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    1. Thank you Karin Ida. I am sorry to hear you are moving through a tough time...sending you lots of love and light, and some very big hugs. Deep breathes my friend. xo

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    2. You are most welcome. xo

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving. It's nice to hear all the things you are grateful for.

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    1. And to you too Matt. Hope you and your family are well.

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