Who doesn’t love long weekends??

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We’re already into October and for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, it brings with it the promise of changing colours of leaves everywhere.  That also means that winter and the snowy season is not that far behind.  OK let’s slow down and enjoy the now for a moment!

Thanksgiving is one of my most favourite holidays!  Not for the stuffing (because I’m gluten intolerant), not for the turkey (because I really don’t fancy turkey all that much), not for the pumpkin pie (can’t handle the sugar too well either) but for the all the blessings in my life that I am grateful for!!

I am so grateful my parents immigrated to Canada from Greece. I happen to think it’s the most amazingly incredible country in the world (no offense to anyone not living here – it’s just my opinion, maybe I’m biased! LOL)

I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had offered to me by this amazing land…the true north, strong and free…opportunities for education, for work, a land not ravaged by war..I could go on and on…but I’m sure we all have our long lists of things we’re grateful for.

I am so grateful for my family who without their love and support for one another would render me not so happy and laughing.

The beginning of Thanksgiving weekend for me is always a time when I start a new gratitude journal and for anyone who read the last post..I promised a free goodie!! No strings attached!!  I just want to share my journals with you!  I have posted a pic below and will be randomly choosing 1 lucky winner on Canadian Thanksgiving Monday!

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and leave a comment! Thanks!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

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***(paper used for the journal is from Marion Smith Designs – I absolutely LOVE her papers)***

 

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About Irene Savakis

I am a fun-loving mama of 4 amazing kidlets and I am on a mission to find something that makes me happy or brings me joy every day and to share that with you! Incidentally, the title of the blog came from my oldest daughter when she was almost 3. It had been many sleepless nights and 3 out of 4 in diapers was taking its toll. She cradled my face in her little hands and asked: “Mamma, are you happy and laughing?”. Needless to say, that expression has stuck and we still use it today, over 10 years later. On a personal note, I love to write, paint and scrapbook…I love being creative. It is the one place where I can journey into myself and find peace in my world. I come back rejuvenated. Incidentally, Irene is of Greek origin meaning peace…funny, I am most happy when I have peace in my heart and all around me. Thanks for stopping by…

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