Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Patch
photo credit: shanevaughn

In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving one month earlier than our cousins in the United States of America (and from my perception of how popular this holiday is in Canada, it’s relevant but not even close to how Americans celebrate their Thanksgiving. Here, the celebration happens on the second Monday in October. This statutory holiday is intended to give thanks at the close of the harvest season.

I have spent most Canadian Thanksgiving with friends, and this year will not be the exception. For someone who comes from a Latin American family, thanksgiving (the celebrations, both the American and Canadian) don’t have much meaning, except for the fact that I have dozens of reasons to be thankful for.

I’m thankful for being alive, and for having the ability to live my life to the fullest.

I’m thankful for being successful and able to work in the field that I want doing what I love.

I’m thankful for being surrounded with numerous people who care deeply about me.

I’m thankful for the position I have reached with my social media platforms, as these help me achieve many goals and help me help lots of people.

I’m thankful for my friends, all of them. Those that I found through social media and those who remain offline, but stay in my heart.

I’m thankful for my family, my brothers, my parents, my nieces and nephews, both those from blood and those I have adopted as nieces and nephews (children of my close friends).

I’m thankful for my health, my intellectual capacity and my ability to persevere through the goals I had set for 2010.

I’m thankful that I live in a country where people accept you for who you are.

What are YOU thankful for?

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