It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada. Just like the American Thanksgiving, but not as close to Christmas.

It’s a time for family, food and even football. Except in Canada we can watch hockey, baseball and football at the same time during Thanksgiving…which is why we have the extra day off work right?

I don’t care much for pumpkin pie, although the rest of my family loves it! I am just as happy with my simple apple pie (which is still in season).

In honor of Thanksgiving, here are some of the things I am thankful for as I count my blessings:

Image courtesy Rosemary Ratcliff/

Image courtesy Rosemary Ratcliff/

My Wife:

She is the love of my life. She is supportive of my dreams and is a great friend to walk through life with. Not to mention she can cook and is stunningly beautiful. She is a fantastic mother to our children. In other words, I married up!

She also has a beauty channel on Youtube. Go ahead and check out Laurie’s channel.

My Kids:

Even though they have stolen all of my Saturdays for the next 18 years, I love them! I love watching them as they discover the new world around them. I gladly give up my Saturdays to spend time with them.

They have given me a new perspective on life.

My Job and Church:

They are the same place because yes, I am employed at my church. I love these people. I have the opportunity to work within my skill set with people that are forward thinking towards making a difference.

It is an encouraging environment and a great place for my family.


I am thankful for the people I call my friends. They accept me for who I am and allow me to be myself. It’s always encouraging to spend time with them.

We have fun together and build memories we will share forever.

It’s always important to stop and show our appreciation of others. It is equally important to take inventory of all the things we are thankful for.

Thanksgiving is an attitude we should carry with us all the time, not just one day a year when we get the day off work! (TWEET THIS!)

In other words, count your blessings. I know for a fact that if you were to take 10 minutes right now to make a list of everything you are thankful for (or should be thankful for), the list would be longer than you might think.

Thanksgiving leads to a life lived in gratitude. The more thankful I am the easier it is to see other things I am grateful for.

Take a few min right now to make a list of the things you are thankful for. Share 3 of those things with us right now!

What are your top 3 things you are thankful for?