50 Things I Am Thankful For

Two years ago, I was sitting in an airport in Barcelona eating a stale rice cake when I got a loving e-mail from my mom, wishing I were home celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. A little less inclined to finish my thanksgiving dinner rice cake, I began to think about all the things in my life that I was grateful for. I grabbed a pen and paper and on my flight home, I scribbled down 50 things I was grateful for in that moment. I think it’s important to be grateful every single day. I think it’s important to be grateful when we least want to be grateful. Regardless, it is Thanksgiving, and as an honour to the tradition I started two years, here are 50 things I am grateful for today, and every day

1. Drinking an ice coffee on a hot summer day

2. All the delicious ice cream stores in Toronto

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3. Having a job that allows me to travel

4. Having a full time job, period


5. Sunsets

6. Mountains

7. Oceans

8. Or.. any new place that reminds me of how incredible and beautiful the world is and how much there is to discover

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9. Meeting new people

10. Staying close to old friends

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11. Popcorn, I’m always thankful for popcorn.

12. Warm sweaters

13. My hilarious, alcoholic and amazing friends

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14. Thankful for growing up in Thunder Bay

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15. For graduating university!!!!!!

16. For getting an education at all

17. Being at home in the comfort of my own bed

18. Getting to explore new places

19. Thankful for Erin who spontaneously agreed to backpacking Costa Rica with me on less than 3 weeks notice

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20. The view from my crash pad

21. Cuddles



23. A nice glass of wine or two or three


24. Camping

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25. I’m grateful for puppy pictures of Cordie

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26. Random date nights

27. For the starving artist restaurant which has gluten free waffles!!!


28. Working at Queens Park with such amazing people


29. Having the opportunity to live in Toronto

30. I’m thankful for pizzzzzzzza

31. Getting to work at the pools for the last week of summer


32. Still always grateful for this photo


33. For feminism

34. Hot tea on cold nights

35. Sitting in the sun on warm days

36. Laying cozy in bed watching netflix on rainy days

37. Running and exercise which helps me de-stress

38. HUGS

39. Trying new restaurants and going out with friends

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40. People who make me laugh when I’m having a bad day

41. Kiara who always brings out my inner child

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42. For the people who stay positive even when it seems like the world is going to shit

43. Being able to communicate with others in another language

44. Travelling to new places



46. For all my friends who have helped me through hard times

47. So grateful for the unwavering love I have from my Tony (pronounced Toe-Knee). Thankful that you agree to do crazy things with me like sign up for a half-marathon or walk around the edge of the CN Tower.

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48. For my familia


49. Being born into a life full of opportunity and privilege


50. To be living the life I want

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xx, S

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  1. Did i see you on the kinsel trestle? On Vancouver Island? If i did… we were there last October. A beautiful place. If not I mistook your venue for the trestle and maybe you should go look or google it. 😚


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