Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving

27 November 2014

This is my 4th year celebrating American Thanksgiving, and I'm still in awe at how quickly time has flown. I haven't lived in Canada, specifically my lovely city of Toronto, for what seems like ages. It is painstakingly obvious that I've missed tremendous milestones of family and friends during this period, so I could pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. In order to keep my mind off of this predicament, I thought I'd share a list of the many aspects of my life I am truly grateful for:

+ Being healthy and in one piece. 
(This one comes from being in hospitals and seeing very sick, depressed patients.)

+ Having a great family, and a super-loving & self-sacrificing one to boot!

+ Friends that don't forget about me, especially when I hibernate. Thanks guys! *little hand wave*

+ Being in a relationship with someone who is accommodating, open-minded, and supportive.

+ The opportunity to study medicine & all the trials and tribulations that come with it.

+ Having a roof over my head, heat in the winter, and access to water & great food (be it the grocery store or restaurants).

+ Mentors

+ Great doctors who love teaching.

+ Review books for shelf exams.

+ French Vanilla Creamer

+ Netflix

+ My online friends!!! *.*

+ Great stationary, with cute designs and nice paper quality.

+ Blue pens that write smoothly and don't skip.

+ Fleece lined leggings and gloves. Oooh babyyy....

+ Information highway, aka The Internet.

Tell me friends, what's on your list?!
image source: papermag


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Chantelle!!! I hope you get to visit your family and friends here in Toronto for Christmas.

  2. Happy American Thanksgiving! I have to say, I really like the way American celebrate their holiday and I would love to experience it for myself one day. Love this post, we really do have so much to be thankful for, don't we? xx

    Elizabeth Victoria Clark

  3. Love this post! happy american thanksgiving to you. As woody allen said in annie hall " I feel that life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. The horrible are like, I don't know, terminal cases, you know, and blind people, crippled. And the miserable is everyone else. So you should be thankful that you're miserable, because that's very lucky, to be miserable.” We are lucky if we only complain about the weather or having to do the ironing

    Lots of love


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