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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m Canadian! My thanksgiving is now. In November when my American friends will celebrate thanksgiving, I will celebrate it again!

Quite frankly, every day should have a moment where one should feel thankful.

Mines do!

Yes, every single day, I have something to be thankful for.

This last week, as Emily wasn’t feeling well… I’ve done a lot of laundry!

It reminded me of the first couple of years of Emily’s life when she was vomiting multiple times a day.

We were young living in our first house which was on a lake (beautiful spot). The house was a cottage which had been turned into a house. Nothing was leveled but the windows and French door were amazing. I have never had windows like that again!

Our small house had a stackable washer-dryer unit…

Every other weekend, we had to take our surplus of laundry to the laundromat with our vomiting baby in her stroller because those tiny washer-dryer units… They were no match to my girl’s ability to dirty clothes.

So on Friday as I’m starting, yet, another load of laundry. I had a moment when I thought about complaining out loud about non-stop laundry…

Than I remembered the stackable…

And it hit me!

I was so thankful for growing up, full-time employment, moving a couple of times, actually having the opportunity to move for employment, having a kitchen without a stackable unit in it.

As I filled my washing machine for the 5th time that week. I took a second to smile as I put in two sets of bedding, many towels, lots of pajamas and many other things.

I smiled because I won’t have to make a trip to the laundromat.

I smiled because I knew we would figure out what was going on with Emily.

I smiled because I could afford to take a couple of days off to take care of my girl.

I smiled because although I didn’t want to do laundry. I can do laundry!

For that, I’m thankful!


Can you find a daily reason to be thankful?

5 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. I can so identify with your feelings. When Kathy and I were first married, we had no option but to go to the laundromat. Being a very small town and with both of us teachers, it was almost inevitable that we would have at least one student there while we were doing laundry. Nothing quite as embarrassing, when you’re mid 20s to stand there and fold your underwear in front of elementary age students. I still remember when we bought our first used washer and dryer and how wonderful it was to be able to do the laundry at home. The only thing I miss is being able to do it all in about an hour and a half versus all day now.

  2. I can, though on some days it’s the fact that even the worst day is only 24 hours. (It’s a rare day that that’s the inky thing for which I’m thankful!)

    • On really bad days, I go back to basics. I’m thankful for my family, my mom and little brother, my husband and daughter. My girl always has a hug for me and on bad days, I make sure to remind myself of the time of her diagnosis, when we were told she would do nothing! Getting a hug and her telling me she loves me always brings me back out of my funk!

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