Monday Mayhem: Giving Thanks

Normally, I chat briefly about my week before and set up my week ahead but as today is Thanksgiving in Canada. Aside from liking eating too much pecan pie and having a bit of stress about this being my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian, I plan on taking part of the day to really reflect and gives thanks for the many, many, MANY ways that my life is blessed. Truthfully, this is something that I should be doing every day but I don’t. It’s not that I’m not thankful but I, like many others, tend to take those blessings in life for granted and I need to do a better job of stopping each day to be thankful for the life I’ve been given.


I could very easily have been born into poverty, discrimination, disease or abuse. I have experienced none of these things. I am thankful that I have shelter, clothing, health and rights.

I could still be suffering with postpartum depression, trapped within the broken mind I had several years ago. I am thankful I was able to overcome this with the help and support I received.

I have friends who love and pray for me and support me and all my eccentricities.

I have a blog that 10 people read. It’s a small venture but it’s given me access to several adventures including a Ragnar Relay and the opportunity to work with brands I admire and have loved for quite some time.

I have amazing kids. They make me laugh, cry, and sometimes question what the heck I was thinking but they are the most amazing little men and I love watching them grow and marvel that at the end of the day, they are mine, they love me as much as I love them and (for now) they think I’m a pretty cool mom :)

I’m thankful for my job. It’s not my passion but I do enjoy it and it provides me with security, health benefits (which I’ve been going through like hot cakes since tendonitis came into my life) and the opportunity to learn and grow in my field of work.

I’m thankful for my husband. He doesn’t always agree with the stuff I do and doesn’t like this whole social media stuff but he does his best to support me because he knows how important it is to me and it brings me happiness.

These are just a few things that I’m thankful for. What are you thankful for?


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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

2 Responses to Monday Mayhem: Giving Thanks

  1. Woohoo! I’m one of the ten! I’m thankful for awesome, inspiring women who blog. Oh, that would be YOU! Keep rockin’, girl!

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