This is a year that holds so much to be thankful for. I started off the year writing down 3 things every day that I am thankful for. The list got so long because every day I had some small thing or sometimes some big thing that I was grateful for. My children and their partners, my family and my friends were pretty easy to come up with. I am so grateful to be surrounded by such love whether close by or from a distance, they are always there. Then as I kept writing day after day, I realized there is so much I take for granted, that I am truly grateful for - my home, my car, my job, my neighbors, freedom, birthdays, health, good food, people who grow it, places that sell it, sunshine, coffee, surgeons, physiotherapists, and other alternate medical professionals, even Facebook, email, cellphones and the internet, books, music, and so much more. Later on I found myself grateful for midwives, doulas, nurses, doctors, who brought my grandson safely into this world for my daughter and son in law, who welcomed their long awaited baby. Grateful my son got his long awaited transfer to Winnipeg. Thank you God, for watching over my family. Thank you for creating people with gifts and talents that give us entertainment, who heal us, who write books and music, who build vehicles and homes, who keep us connected and give us other “luxuries” to enjoy. Thank you for the gifts and talents you have given each one of us, and may we use those gifts to make our and someone else’s world a little better. Forever grateful!