Bright City Light and Gossip Mills: 10 Unusual Things to be Thankful For

As Thanksgiving approaches here in Canada, many people think about what they are thankful for over the past year. From family and friends to being happy in the life you’re living. For me the list is quite large, but I narrowed it down to my top ten and although they fall more on the unusual side of things still quite inspiring. So here they are:

  1. Perspective
    This year I made a point of looking at not only my life but my work and the work I was doing for my clients from different perspectives. What a difference it makes! Being able to look at something from multiple angles to see what works best is a great goal to accomplish.
  2. Day Dreaming
    I’ve always day dreamed. When I was a kid it was almost a favourite past time. I find that some of my best ideas come when I’m day dreaming and letting my mind wander outside the traditional scope.
  3. Yoga and Meditation
    I don’t think I could have gotten through the year without continuing to practice yoga and meditation. Something about the calming and centering feeling as well as stretching to get you ready for the day.
  4. Inspiration
    We are so lucky to have so much inspiration at our finger tips. From the sights we see to the information available on the internet.
  5. Nature
    Especially the mountains. There’s nothing like looking out at the mountains to truly understand how small a part I play… which makes it that much more important.
  6. Total Strangers
    I’ve met some amazing people and had some fabulous conversations with complete strangers. It’s amazing what you can learn when you put down your phone and strike up a conversation.
  7. Masterminding
    I recently started up a mastermind group and what a difference it has made. There’s nothing like getting together with like minded people to help you push through those annoying bumps in the road.
  8. Bright City Lights
    I love the city. From the constant noise, the crazy traffic, and the all night sparkling lights. The city reminds me that in a crowd of people you can choose to be alone or right where you belong and either way it makes me smile as I remember that so many things come down to the choices we make.
  9. Small Town Buzz
    I also love small towns. From the sparingly few restaurants, home made everything and the good ‘ol gossip mill. I’m always reminded that people come in all shapes and sizes and it’s important to remember that although everyone is the same, everyone is so incredibly different.
  10. My Chosen Family
    I’m most thankful for the select few people that have helped me get to where I am today. Anything can be accomplished, but it’s so much easier when you have people that are there to support you in one way or another.

Your actionable this week: What are you thankful for? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!