Canadian Thanksgiving: Happy Thanksgiving, Eh!

Last Thanksgiving, I wrote a blog post telling what what I’m thankful for and not much has changed on that front. With Canadian Thanksgiving coming up this Monday, I thought it would be good to turn back to the blogging community to see what other people valued most in their lives. Before you carve that turkey and indulge in that pumpkin pie, take a moment to acknowledge your good fortune. You’re luckier than you think you are.

Giving Back to the Community

Even though he is known as one of the more successful Internet entrepreneurs from Vancouver, John Chow was not born into money. He grew up in Canada’s poorest postal code, which is why he is thankful for the professional success he has been able to enjoy. As such, he’s helping to feed the hungry this Thanksgiving. He will match any donation given to the Union Gospel Mission, dollar for dollar, up to $1000 per donor.

Keeping the Bugs at Bay

We take a lot of things for granted. Running water, electricity, reasonably reliable public transportation. Housecat Confidential has something new to be thankful for. The gnats have finally packed their bags. These bothersome little bugs have “plagued the house” for months, so it’s good to see that they are gone for good. Unfortunately, the “water bugs” still show up from time to time.

Getting Powered by Coffee

There never seem to be enough hours in the day and that’s why Kristine Wada has found herself running on love and caffeine lately. She’s not getting enough sleep, but she is thankful for her job and her ability to go to school. She may be falling behind and catching up, but she’s trying her best to keep her head up high. Keep it simple.

Exploring International Cultures and Destinations

One of the best places to invest your money is in international travel and Ed Lau seems to agree. He stayed in Japan for most of last summer, but he’s ready to go back. Ed is currently brewing up some plans to live in Japan for a while, possibly teaching English there. Maybe he should sit down with Gary Ng to learn more about teaching overseas.

Looking to the Next Generation

Maybe it’s because he works in an educational context. Ray Ebersole has learned to find the greatest of value in the little things and this was exemplified by an experience he had three years ago. At the time, his daughter was just one-year-old, but Ray’s heart melted when she reached up for a hug. Remember to enjoy the moment, because these little moments are what make life worthwhile.