Things I'm Thankful For August 11 2015 350

The other day I was thinking about all the things that I’m lucky to have. Even within the last few years I’ve gained things that I didn’t have before, and I’m so grateful for them. So today I thought I’d share a few things that I’m thankful for.

Studying May 10 2015

School. I start school full time the first week of September, and it’s been two years in the making. I’ve been upgrading some high school classes to get the perquisites. Chemistry and math were two classes that I really struggled with. Luckily I had an amazing teacher that answered my questions and didn’t make me feel stupid when he had to explain concepts more than once to me. I’m really looking forward to diving into classes full time and learning about how bodies work and how to make them more effective. Two years ago this seemed like such a far off goal that would require a lot of work, but I’ve managed to get here.

A healthy family. Just like any family, crap happens and you have to come together to deal with it. The last few years have been tough with family members being sick – as in extended hospital stays sick. As of May everyone has been given clean bills of health. It’s taken years to get to this point, so we’re all very thankful that life can return to normal around here. Now doctor visits aren’t the scary things they used to be.

My jobs.  I have two jobs that I really like, along with some pretty awesome co-workers. While one job requires me to be at work at 5 am, it’s actually kind of perfect scheduling because once I’m done there I can go to my other job. It’s an early morning, but that means I can get as much work as possible in before heading to school in the afternoons to get some help if I need it. I’ve been at my other job for years now. Since it’s a small business there’s only three of us, but we’re such a great team and have become such great friends over the years. I’m so grateful to have such an amazing environment to work in every day.

Moraine Lake Hiking August 11 2015

Living in such a beautiful part of the world. I know that in my Weekly Workout posts I share about how walks are so good for me. They give me time and space to think as well as to de-stress. A big part of why they’re so therapeutic for me is because of the natural beauty of the parks that I go to. Even though my favorite park is in a city of over a million people, there are parts of it where it feels like I’m a million miles away from civilization. There’s no other people, I can’t see any buildings, and I don’t hear any traffic. Spending time in the mountains is another way that I re-charge. Seeing the wildflowers and animals (from elk to mountain goats to pikas) is such a treat for me. Everything from going for a drive through the mountains to going for a hike relaxes me. I’m very lucky to have a view of the mountains from the house, and even luckier than they’re only an hour long drive away.

Now that you know what I’m thankful for, leave a comment with something you’re grateful to have. 


Things I’m Thankful For

4 thoughts on “Things I’m Thankful For

  • August 12, 2015 at 4:46 am

    I had no idea the scenery around you was so pretty! Where are you located? I’m thankful for my family and my jobs as well. I’m also thankful for technology and that it brought so many new friends into my life :)

    • August 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      I’m in Calgary. It’s about an hours drive west to the mountains.

  • August 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I didn’t realize you were in Calgary! I visited there several times for work – it’s a beautiful city!! I love this word of encouragement. You’ve inspired me to make my own list!!

    • August 15, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      I know, I’ve been spoiled with the mountains. I think it would be tough to not live anywhere near them if I moved.

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