Seeking your input

So, this weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada. While I know it’s been a really difficult year for pretty much everyone on the planet, there is still good in this world. There is still a lot of things to be thankful for. As I sit here and compile a list of all that I am thankful for in 2020, for Monday, I am wondering… what are you thankful for in 2020?

(Yes, I know it’s not Thanksgiving around the world this weekend. But, I just want to hear what you’re thankful for. So come on, give a girl some insights!)

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      1. Yes, I often spend time looking for the things in life to be grateful for. And today it is my son’s birthday, and we are dining together in honour of his birthday. 27 Years old, with his life looking good, and currently searching for his ideal home to buy. I am very proud of my boy, and I’m grateful to have him in my life.
        Children, pets, sunshine, flowers, trees, moments of friendship and happiness, I am so grateful for all of them, and much more!

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  1. Have great Thanksgiving Vee 🌹💖🙏

    I have an endless list of things I am thankful for. His grace in unending 🙏🙏

    Just to name a few: am able to read, write and talk. I am able to see the beautiful sky and the dawn and hear the chirping of the birds .. and a loving and caring family, online meditation… the list is never ending 🙏

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  2. Happy early Thanksgiving (mine’s in the upcoming month)!

    I would say that I’m thankful for good health, a stable, full-time job, and unwavering supportive from family and friends despite the many obstacles that 2020 has decided to inflict on us. Wishing you the best celebrations this weekend!

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  3. I didn’t know Canada celebrates Thanksgiving, would love a history lesson sometime, but can’t be fucked googling it myself….Anyhoo things I am thankful for considering I don’t know how this works as I’m from New Zealand and we don’t do this is…very long pause, need more wine for this. I am grateful that I am NOT American. I am grateful for our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. I am grateful for our Spring that is just arriving and my garden is starting to bloom. I am grateful for my ginger cat called Oscar Wilde the 2nd, he is my best friend, oh and my human friends when I’m not fucked off with them. Shit I needed this thank you! 😊 There could be more but my Valium has just kicked in with the wine and I’m a tad distracted by the buzz, oh I’m grateful for Valium…

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    1. I, too, am very thankful for Jacinda Ardern. She is the epitome of a badass. I’m jealous that your spring is just arriving. We have snow in our forecast for 4 of the next 5 days! Also, ginger cats are adorable. They’re like the ferrari of cats. lol

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  4. I’m thankful that I have my basic needs met, food, shelter and clothing. I have spent time being homeless so I really can appreciate these. I have built a support system that sees me and allows me to grow. A sisterhood where we share and are there for each other. A deeper connection with myself, which allowed for a transformational year of growth so that I could step into my soul’s purpose. The ability to alchemize all the fear and turn it into love, the most powerful and highest of vibrations. For all the opportunities for quiet solitude which acted as an incubator for this change. Getting closer to my oldest son is a major highlight this year. Recognizing I can live life on my own 2 feet despite the separation and pain of being away from and missing my partner. Knowing that God provides me all that I need in this Universe and that I can always tap into Divine source to refuel. Time for my creative projects like publishing my two books of poetry this year. Honestly, as challenging of a year 2020 has been, it’s also one of my best🙏

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    1. You, my dear, have undergone quite the transformation this year. I feel like you’re a caterpillar that’s turned into a butterfly and it’s been awesome to see you grow! ❤

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  5. With all of the craziness in my work life, I’m glad I am setting off on yet another path that will bring me more freedom and time for travel and writing, but also I believe I can make it work financially.
    I’m thankful for four siblings and wonderful parents who taught us to stick together. We’ve just received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis for my mom and it would be unbearable without my sibs. Someone mentioned to me that every family has a weak link when it comes to this stuff and we don’t. We’ll look after our mom and each other. We agree on almost everything, and if we don’t we talk it through. So many have to do this alone and I can’t imagine.
    And laughter – how would we survive anything without it?

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  6. I am thankful for life, my faith, peace, hiking, friends, and health. As a four time cancer survivor and dealing with more chronic health stuff, I am hiking and walking and alive feeling very well. I am thankful that I am no longer depressed as I was last year. I am thankful I visited Canada at Canmore last year to see the fall and the Rockies there.

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    1. Oh, you my dear are the definition of a fighter. And, as someone who lives just over an hour from Canmore, I can attest that hiking in the Rockies in the fall is one of the most awesome adventures. It’s truly beautiful ❤ Sending you healthy, happy vibes for the rest of the year and beyond!

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  7. Despite everything that’s going on, I have several things to be thankful for.

    I am thankful for that Husband and I are healthy and as well as we can be.
    Our families are healthy, and as well as they can be.
    I can work from home and provide us with an income, while keeping us safe.
    Husband still receives PIP which pays for things he needs, and thankfully his PIP award is not up for review until 2022.
    We have good neighbours who have given us a lot of advice, company and support during this time.

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    1. Beautiful people make the world so much more pleasant to be a part of ❤
      I know I said so in the email but I just wanted to add that you, taking the time to share with me what you did, put me at so much ease. Thank you ❤ Always looking out.

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  8. This year offered me a space to keep the people away for good and gave me soooo much time to reflect.
    I tried to bring in sense of humor and make people happier n didn’t hold back in the beginning of lockdown.
    I am thankful to Yoga n Meditation practice.
    I am thankful to myself that I tried to keep it all sorted. haha!
    and as you also know .. recently I am thankful for my decision I made to not work with a company…hehe! that made me happy.

    So many things! ❤️
    Happy Thanksgiving Vee! you have come so far….just look back! ✨✨

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    1. You’re so right, there are so many things to be thankful for this year. You are definitely someone who teaches me a lot about being grateful for things in this world. Thank you for sharing these beautiful things ❤

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  9. I hope you’ll have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. I’m grateful for a lot of things. I’m grateful for good health, my oldest son is back from America so all of my sons and daughter live nearby again, my mortgage is finally paid off, I have books to read and time to read them. Despite the craziness of the world life is good. ❤️

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  10. I attemp to live in a state of gratefulness. When I wake up I affirm to myself that it will be a great day. After years of conflict with my youngest, we once again had a stumble last weekend. We wrote to each other and spilled our guts. Her letter was so loving and forgiving that I am amazed at how life turns around. Im so grateful for these opportunities to grow!

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    1. Awe, I’m so happy to hear that you got such a loving letter from your Youngest. That’s really heartwarming to hear this weekend.

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  11. I am thankful for my husband and my sons. I am thankful for a mental health team that is working hard to make sure I have all the help I need. I’m thankful for my professors and my classmates. My classmates are honestly the best. I’m thankful for my friends who have been there through the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’m thankful for my family helping out with watching my boys when I need it for school.
    I’m also thankful for am of the methods I’ve been learning to keep myself grounded. Creative journaling that focuses on reminding me what happened in the day. The 5-4-3-2-1 method. I’m thankful for finding things that bring me joy and take me out of my depression and trauma. And I’m thankful for counseling giving me the courage to have tough conversations with people I’ve had heated moments with.

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    1. It sounds like you’ve got a really wonderful group of people around you in your life ❤ Stay strong and everything in front of you can be battled, fought and won!

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  12. I’m in the US, so ours is next month, of course and who knows what I may be thankful for then….however I do have a list: Thankful that I am retired, that I live in the country where it is quiet, thankful for Nature and the beauty it provides daily, thankful for the wonder of the night sky, thankful for the animals that share my life, thankful that I am still mobile, more or less, and thankful, I guess that I know better than to take any of this for granted.

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    1. Living in the countryside, especially right now, is probably a real blessing in disguise! You have much wisdom I am sure you could provide a lesson, or two, or ten, to individuals like me.

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      1. Well, I have lived a good few more years. One has to absorb something!!! You are doing fine. What I should have said before was that I am most thankful for the roof over my head and the food on my table (Actually I eat off my lap, to be honest). There are so many millions who have nothing. Really nothing and there but for the grace of God….

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  13. I am thankful that I’m still in school and on the path to graduating, despite being scared of clinical. I am thankful that this semester is half over and that it’s autumn. I am thankful for my furry feline, and thankful that he’s healthy especially after that scare we had two weeks ago after he swallowed a bunch of earplugs. Even though I didn’t tell anyone yet because it’s still early, this year I am thankful for morning sickness and feeling like crap #preggo

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    1. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?
      Really?
      Oh my goodness. This is such exciting and wonderful news!
      I am thankful to hear this news too. My lips are sealed. I can’t speak for anyone else who might read this comment though. lol
      So freaking exciting!

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      1. I’ll be 8 weeks tomorrow – It’s still quite early. It’s hard to stay quiet about it Haha I guess it’s fair game if other ppl read the comments 😛 I can feel the excitement in your reply, thank you for your support, Vee! 😇

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  14. My fluffy wool hoodie in the autumnal weather. And woolly hats. I’m going bald and shave my head, so I need as much help keeping warmth in as possible!

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  15. I am thankful for life. I am thankful for my husband and children for they are my life. I am thankful for my Pug Rico because he (unknowingly) gave me life by taking care of him. I am thankful for God’s grace and mercy because it definitely could be so much worse.

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  16. This sounds so cliche, but I am thankful for HEALTH. I have a partner and two children and we’re all quite healthy. Our individual mental health varies [depression and anxiety (as you know) are no joke – but I try to take a lighthearted approach 😂], but we’re physically doing just fine. No Covid, no serious illness, no conditions that prevent us from living and moving as we’d like. I must admit, I am guilty of taking my own health for granted– and just assuming that I would have healthy pregnancies, births, and children. This is not a given and I am so grateful it was our experience.

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    1. Sounds like you’ve been very lucky and very looked after with respect to yours, and your family’s physical health. Which is one of the best reasons to be thanksful ❤

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  17. Funny you asked… I thought recently about that and could not pin the thought. I was thinking how would my life look like if none of this would happen. I would be able to do so many things that I didn’t do because of the pandemic. I would talk at the huge conference in New York in March, I would give an all-day class there, I would talk with so many people. I would still have my big team and would have arguments with my team members… all this didn’t happen (including arguments :)) but somehow, it a very weird way, I feel that if pandemic won’t happen I won’t be able to appreciate good things enough… I fee that it somehow deepened my life experience, although I am far from the point of view, that sufferings purify souls. I asked Boris yesterday whether he feels the same way and he said – no.
    Of cause, there were a couple of seriously good things which happened this year – mine and his eye surgeries. Also, realistically speaking, I do not think we will be able to write the book if there would be no pandemic. And my second granddaughter, of cause 🙂

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    1. I, too, have thought about how many things could have happened if this pandemic didn’t strike. That being said, I think you’re right in your assessment that it deepens life experience. Little things seems so much more important now then they did before. As for the new granddaughter, adorable babies to squish and hug and love on is always a bonus!

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  18. I’m most grateful for all the people I’ve met and I’m surrounded with.
    Some are nice to be with, some just taught me a lesson. I’m thankful for everyone I’ve ever met. ❤

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  19. This year 2020 gave me the gift of time. I’ve been hustling ever since I can remember. My life always revolved around school, college and then my job. My busy life hit a pause button and I was able to concentrate on the small things in my life. I spent a lot of time with my family, watched a lot of shows, cooked a lot of dishes, it’s amazing!

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    1. One heck of a great reason to be thankful. I am thankful you’ve been Corona Virus free to. I hope it stays that way! Stay healthy, my friend.

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  20. —Friends I’ve made through blogging.

    —My one really good in-person friend who has been back in touch in the last 2 months after 9 months out of touch (we both had/have our mental health issues and she had a degree to do but we’re more stable now). We recently met which was the first time I’ve seen a familiar face in person since March… so you can see how important WordPress has been for me!

    —My own strength for putting up with all of this shit and more! My sheer survivability!

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