Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone (no matter what country you call home)! Last week, I reached out to some of my favourite people- bloggers and one special non-blogger- to get their help on my Thanksgiving post.
This year I am thankful for the continued support of my family. I am so grateful that although there have been a share of health scares this year, all my nearest and dearest are happy and whole. I am thankful that I have several friendships that withstand the tests of time and distance: the love that my friends and I have for one another, even if we haven’t spoken in ages. I am thankful that I have Sam in my life to share laughter and tears with. I am grateful that he wants to spend his life with me despite the obstacles and differences between us. I am thankful that although being “houseless” has been hard, we could have had it far worse. 
I am thankful that my visa was finally approved and that I don’t have to go through the process again for a few years. I am grateful for the opportunity to travel. And it sounds silly, but this year I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given and the lovely people that I have met through blogging. I am also thankful for my tangle teezer, diet coke and chocolate.
Thanksgiving is a new celebration for me – last year was the first time that I have properly got involved in it. We cooked a huge dinner for some friends and had a right old knees up. We would be doing that again this year, but our house-hunt has been so interminable that we’ll be lucky to even be living somewhere by Thanksgiving… However, I am thankful for many things despite our precarious housing situation and all the stresses that brings.
I’m thankful for friends, family and Amanda. I’m thankful for opportunity and hope and patience. Even when things feel tough or grey, I’m grateful and thankful that I have a pretty great life.
Karly at Karly Kim: Good Enough to Read
Today, and all days – I am thankful for:

Fairly fast growing hair.

A fertile sister who produces adorable nieces/nephews.

Katy Perry.
Healthy cuticles.


Lint rollers.

Gloves to keep my fingers from contracting frostbite during this bitter winter.

Scented lotion. 

Text messaging. 


Alex at Let Life Be Like Music
As a Canadian, I celebrated Thanksgiving last month. But, that doesn’t mean I should stop being thankful. If anything, I’m thankful that I get another opportunity to reflect on things I’m thankful for. I’ll say this though, snow is not one of those things. Having a warm roof over my head, a fridge stocked full of food and a big, fluffy jacket to keep me warm definitely is high up there on my thankful list. As cold and snowy as Canada can get, I’m thankful to live here. I’m also thankful to be able to travel and visit our neighbours down south in their great country; and continue traveling elsewhere in the world (can you tell I like to travel?). Of course, I’m thankful to be happy, independent and free. I’m thankful for my pup, my other half, my health, my life and everyone in it.
Dee at A Deecoded Life
There are 2 major highlights of my 2013, 2 things I am really thankful for. First, we were able to go on our first family vacation abroad. I didn’t come from a well-to-do family and the last time we went on a vacation together was when I was a kid, so this was kind of a big deal. When my mom thanked us for it and said she kept looking at our photos and thinking that it seemed like a dream, it just brought tears to my eyes.
The second one is the growth of my blog. I’ve been blogging for over 8 years but I used to just write for myself. I never realized there was a huge blog community out there until April of this year when I joined my first blog hop. Since then, I discovered the magic of blogships (okay, I totally invented that word) and I’m so glad I met a lot of pretty witty women like Amanda, whom I never would have had the pleasure of meeting in real life. Isn’t the internet the best invention ever??



And of course, I am grateful for you, lovely readers! Have an amazing day no matter where you are. 

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  • Hooray for good visa outcomes!

  • Happy Thanksgiving! And yay for the visa!

  • What a lovely idea for a post. Yay, visas. You win 🙂 happy Thanksgiving from across the channel!

  • So sweet, thanks for letting me take up YOUR ENTIRE blog. I KNEW my paragraph was a monster!! LOL. I’m so sorry for that.. I tend to go on and on.. and on and on. It’s nice to read all the different things that people are grateful for! Don’t worry- you’ll be settled in soon enough. AND, great news on the visa! !

    • Fingers crossed, we pick up the keys to our new place TOMORROW. But we shall see! I love how verbose you are when you write. It’s your style. It makes you different than everyone else! xx

  • Thank you again for including me in this. This was such a lovely post. I love that Thanksgiving is a new tradition for Sam but that he enjoys it. It’s relatively new for me too since I never had a Thanksgiving dinner with my family!

    Happy Thanksgiving, love!

    • Of course I’d include you! Your one of those bloggers that I weirdly consider a friend! I hope you had a lovely day even if you didn’t spend it stuffing your face like all those people south of you today 🙂 xx

      • Confession: I may have once said (when Andrew was talking about going to England to see his sister), “I want to go there to see my friend Amanda!” I hope that’s not creepy. :p

  • I love the post. Happy Thanksgiving. I just joined the Blog hop with Journeys at The Zoo. Following you, can you follow too?

  • Thanks for including me! And you got Sam involved too, how fun! I am thankful for some of the same things you are for, too – the healthy loved ones and the friendships that last through time. 🙂

    • I’m glad I’ve swayed him into liking Thanksgiving. And I don’t know what I’d do without those friendships! x