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October 14, 2013 / Amberly

I am Grateful #2

Canadian Thanksgiving

Being in the United States, most people don’t realize I am missing out on Turkey, stuffing and my absolute favorite, mashed potatoes. Tonight would normally consist of gathering around a table at my aunts house, with tons of laughter and conversation. The food is always fantastic and my aunts yorkshire pudding always turn into hockey pucks.

For the past 7 years I have missed Canadian Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t mean I forget to be grateful.

I am grateful for…

My family, each and every person in it represents something beautiful to me. My mother and father did so much to help me become the person I am today. My little sister, an ally in this big crazy world. My older sisters, teachers and support. My extended family has shown me so much support and love.



My friends, no matter where I am in the world, they are there. Some drive from Boulder to have dinner, for those that accept me as I am. Grateful for those that are always around to pick up the phone and others who host me when I am having a quarter life crisis and need to escape. Each one of my friends have a place in my heart, and I hope they know and can feel it.



My house and roommates, man I lucked out here. I have the best roommates, who have similar views, garden and aren’t afraid of a little strep throat. We have the greatest house and pay a fantastic price for the  location.

Work, I love that I get to let my personality shine. That what I do comes from my strengths, and I enjoy and love it. I work with amazing and ambitious people.

For alone time, to be able to sit with just me, feel out what is going on inside. I love listening to myself, to the words and phrases that go through my head. For the loving and unloving thoughts. For working through the ups and downs.


Life in general, it is amazing that what you put into life you get out. I feel so lucky that I get to have this life and live it the way I do.

Tour Guide turned friend in Beijing

Tour Guide turned friend in Beijing

For dancing and moving my body, grateful for my body in general. It moves, it looks good, it does what I want it on a daily basis without complaint. I love the way I can express myself through it, can test my limits and can relax.

Dancing in Melbourne

Dancing in Melbourne

Other cultures, places and random people, there is so much to learn from others. This life is full of those opportunities. I am grateful for the time I spend on planes taking me to the places that change my inner world. For experiences that show me life is a vastly different place depending on where you live in both the physical world and in your mind.

Beijing, China

Beijing, China

There is so much more that I am grateful for, but for now these are the things I love today. What are you grateful for?

Smile, Life is Beautiful

Go out there and be amazing :)


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  1. Gede Prama / Nov 23 2013 3:52 AM

    Amazing and Thank you so much for sharing

    • Amberly / Jul 8 2014 1:31 AM

      I want to Thank You for Thanking me :) I appreciate it!

  2. Will Mitchell / Oct 14 2013 2:17 PM

    How could anyone NOT like that photo…hilarious!

    • Amberly / Jul 8 2014 1:32 AM

      Agreed! Thank you for commenting, it is time to start writing again. I appreciate your support!

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