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I know during Thanksgiving we’re supposed to reflect on what we’re thankful for but I try to practice gratitude every day of the year. I was recently on a trip to the states to visit a friend who moved down there a few years ago. After coming home, I thought how very thankful I am that I have most of my family living in Calgary so there’s always big celebrations around the holidays. I’m not sure what I would do without a loving family and support system so close to me. I’m also thankful that I live in a city and country where I’ll always have access to food; any kind of food I want, as much food as I want, whenever I want it, and I’ll never have to worry about where my next meal is coming from. Looking at our thanksgiving feast of turkey, salad, potatoes, soup, pie, buns, stuffing, vegetables, we truly are so lucky to be able to enjoy that.

Thankfulness is something I try to think about and engage in every day, but there’s something about the holidays when we get together with our loved ones and celebrate, that make it extra special.

Megan L – Triovest

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