It is Canadian Thanksgiving and the perfect time to say what we are thankful for.

I am thankful for:

My family and best friends.  I take them for granted sometimes, don’t call as often as I should, or don’t do enough for them.  Thankfully, they are still near and dear to me and make me feel special whenever we see each other.

The new friends I have made this year.  While the number is small, it has been surprising and wonderful.

The country I live in.  It isn’t without its flaws and it is no paradise, but I like the accepting tone it has taken as of late.  There is a world of diversity out there and I am glad we have invited it to our doorstep.

Having enough to eat, having enough to keep a roof over my head, and having enough to share.

The readers of my blog; especially the ones who write comments back.  Without you, I would have given this up long ago.

The bloggers that I follow.  You entertain and enlighten me every day.

The freedom I have to write what I want without fear of persecution.  I might not be at all edgy, but there are so many out there whose perceived crimes were merely disagreeing with those in power.

My cat.

My many interesting (good and bad) experiences this year.  I have crossed one thing off the bucket list….of course I have added a few more.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.  For those of you who don’t celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, next year, I think you should.  Think of it like St. Patrick’s Day.  On that day, everyone could be a little Canadian.  Just say sorry when someone bumps into you.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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4 Responses to Thankful

  1. Even though its not our thanksgiving day, I will still wish you a happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a great weekend, and to make me just a little bit Canadian I will say, sorry. Lol

  2. Joanna Axiak says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Anthony. I’m feeling a bit homesick and your post hit the spot. Thank you.

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