Today is officially THANKSGIVING DAY in Canada. It's also the start of Gratitude Week, which I will be celebrating here on my blog all week long with the help of my friends.
Gratitude Week is something being celebrated here in Vancouver. You see people are tired of waiting for the government to do something about homelessness in our city and they've decided to DO something about it.
I've posted one of the ads that's been running here and I hope you take a minute to watch it. It certainly got me thinking. Today's event is being held at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Everyone is welcome to come down and make their own cardboard sign stating what they are grateful for and it's going to become part of a wall of gratitude througout the week.
This is Christy, one of the organizers, hanging up our contributions to the gratitude wall. We were some of the first people to arrive so we got to get the wall started!
The Wall of Gratitude is located on the north side of the Vancouver Art Gallery grounds and will be there all this week.
They had hot Tim Horton's coffee and doughnuts waiting for everyone and we were able to make our donations as well. Later on, we walked back by the site to see how the wall was coming along and there were more signs added. I hope by the end of the week it will be full!
These are our additions to the wall. I have more things I am adding here:
I am grateful for:
- the wonderful loving, supportive, circle of friends & family I have.
-being blessed with universal healthcare.
-a warm bed, enough food and a hot shower whenever I want it.
-the talents I possess and being able to use them to help others.
-Indy, my sweet dog who makes me laugh and loves me unconditionally.
-the internet which keeps me connected to friends far away.
-having free access to books so I can feed my mind.
-a happy marriage. (We will be celebrating 19 years in about 2 weeks!)
- getting the opportunity to live my dream of being involved in the Olympic and Paralympic games.
-being finished with chemo. (I think it's one of the hardest things I have ever been through.)
-having my studio space to work and be creative in.
I asked some friends to share with me the things they are grateful for and I got some great responses. I will be sharing them here throughout the week so be sure and check back for day 2 of Gratitude Week and feel free to comment and share what YOU are grateful for-I'd love to know!