Gratitude List – 5 Things I Am Grateful For

In Canada, today is Thanksgiving. This weekend we usually get together with our family and friends to enjoy a good meal, good company and to give thanks.

Gratitude List

It is also my friend Raj’s birthday today. To celebrate, she wrote a blog post about 10 things she is thankful for as she turns 35 and encouraged others to do the same and I thought that was a great idea!

Yesterday when we were having an amazing dinner we all went around the table to share what we were thankful for. Sometimes life is so busy, that we don’t take the time to actually contemplate how lucky we are and what we are appreciative for so, it was nice to listen to what everyone had to say.

Here is my Gratitude List – 5 Things I Am Grateful For:

1. Family
I am extremely grateful to have my family. Regardless of ups and downs, the fact that I have two amazing kids, a loving husband, both my parents, my siblings, my aunts and other extended family makes me extremely lucky. I also have a wonderful extended family and I want to make more of a concerted effort to call and FaceTime more often.

grateful - family and friends

2. Health
Often this is something we take for granted, but good health is so important. I am grateful that right now we are all healthy and I’m doing what I can to make sure we all live a healthy life, with being active and eating our fruits and veggies.

3. Friends
Since moving back to Vancouver, it was like starting from scratch when it came to making friends. It’s taken more than two years, but now I’ve developed some great friendships, both for myself and for our family. I am also making sure to take the time to stay connected with friends that I don’t get to see now because of distance, but I’m not going to make the time because it’s important.

grateful - friends

4. Work
I left my job when we moved back to Vancouver and after a couple months of job hunting, I made the decision to work from home so that I could be available for my kids. It was a rough start, especially emotionally, but now I am so lucky to be doing what I love! My blog is going well and I’m happy to be writing for it as well as other publications on a regular basis. I’m also excited that our South Asian Bloggers Network, is taking off as well. I am one busy mama and I love it.

grateful collage

5. Happiness
Last November I decided be a happier person. I realized that I had everything that I needed in life but I wasn’t as happy as I should be. So since then, I’ve started living and reacting to life differently and I can tell you that I am much happier and more positive and continue to be more so each day.

What are you thankful or grateful for today?


8 thoughts on “Gratitude List – 5 Things I Am Grateful For

  1. Such a great gratitude list! I actually started keeping a gratitude journal earlier this month after reading Oprah’s book – What I know for Sure. It’s definitely made a huge positive impact on my life. Thank you for sharing yours.

  2. All the things on your list are excellent reasons to be grateful. I envy your relationship with such a large family. Mine is dwindling. But, I’m grateful to have lived such an interesting life.

  3. I am grateful for a doctor who gave my mother in law (late 80’s) a rush appointment yesterday and spent time with her with an issue that seemed on the surface to be one thing, but turned out to be possible pneumonia. The doctor sent her to the emergency room and she was hospitalized.

  4. Great list – thanks for sharing! I would have to list everything you did. Plus add a little more to the family list to say how thankful and honored I am to be a grandmother with two adorable granddaughters (ages 1 and 3). It’s one of those roles I never knew I would love so much until it happened!

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