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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

written by Head Health Nutter October 9, 2011

Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada. Whether you’re Canadian or not, feeling thankful EVERY DAYย is beneficial to our health, and research in gratitude backs this up. In this post, I’d love to publicly give my thanks for my blessings in hopes that it triggers your gratitude.

Live Lighter Blessings

In Life Happens: Sporadic Posting Notice, you’ll know that I’m on a new adventure in a new apartment and haven’t had time in the last month or so to write posts for you. I’d like to take the time right now to thank all my guest bloggers who submitted interesting and informative articles to keep this blog running in myย absence. This blog would have been stagnant and boring without your assistance. Thank you!

Next, a BIG thank you to all you readers out there who read Live Lighter posts, pass them on to your friends and who keep coming back for more. And an even bigger thanks to all you courageous readers who take the time to comment. I love you! It means SO MUCH to me to know you receive value from visiting Live Lighter. Every reader contributes something special to this blog – thank you for keeping it alive!

Personal Blessings

On an even more personal note, I feel SO blessed for all my loving friends and family who’ve supported me during my recent life event and spiritual kick-in-the-ass. I’m still pleasantly wheeling and overjoyed with the realization just how much I’m loved. Thank you all for your offers to assist me in this life transition.

To all those who I accepted help from: thank you for listening to me, being a shoulder to cry on, helping me find my apartment, offering your home to me temporarily in case I didn’t find a place in time for my move date, moving me and keeping me as emotionally stable as possible by reminding me of all the good things in my life. I cannot express in words my gratitude for you. You’re angels and I will ALWAYS remember your kindness, unselfishness and friendship.

Finally, a HUGE thank you to my new housemates and very gracious landlord. You’ve all helped greatly in my transition, made me feel welcomed and cared for – even though you’ve only just met me! I’m both surprised and humbled what you’ve all done to help me feel comfortable here. I’m looking forward to creating strong and mutually beneficial relationships with you – I will heal very soon and regain the energy to provide you selfless acts of kindness, too.

Thanks to SHAPE Readers – A Live Lighter Special Announcement!

With all these thank yous, I’d be remiss to neglect all the SHAPE readers who nominated Live Lighter for the SHAPE Blogger Awards in their overall healthy living category! Yes, that’s right Live Lighter readers, this week a SHAPE magazine representative informed me that this little blog is in the running to win an award!

What an honour – thank you to all those who nominated Live Lighter as a blog “that keeps us happy and sane!” You can view all the nominees in each of the 6 different categories here.

And if you think Live Lighter deserves this blogger award, you can vote for it on this page.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone I’ve mentioned in this post and all those I’ve unintentionally forgot – though, I think I covered everyone. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, dear Readers, I’d love to hear everything YOU’RE grateful for in your life. Please share a list as long as you like!

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Grace Cherian October 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Dear Steph, Glad to hear you’re coming along well. Congratulations and celebrations… (Know how that song goes?)

Head Health Nutter October 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Thanks, Grace! ๐Ÿ™‚

Grateful Granny October 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

May I add my “Congratulations” to Live Lighter for already being a winner with a top 20 nomination in the 2011 Blogger Awards for Shape magazine (out of 1000’s out there) I’m pleased that all of these fine bloggers are female and seem to be writing from real life experience. They are the best of the best, but only one has my vote…. this one! I am wondering if we are allowed to vote on a daily basis, or just once, but whichever blog wins the #1 honour, we ALL have so many blessings to be thankful for… so let’s express that gratitude as often as possible, with two simple words. Thank You Stephanie.

Head Health Nutter October 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Thank you for the congrats and support, Grateful Granny!

I just emailed the rep about your question regarding daily voting. I’ll let you know when I find out. Thank you, again!

And you are MOST welcome, it’s MY pleasure. ๐Ÿ™‚

Grateful Granny October 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm

p.s. And of course, with your “click” to vote for LiveLighter too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Head Health Nutter October 11, 2011 at 5:19 pm

You’ve officially become the Live Lighter cheering section, hee hee, you are SO awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman October 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Wow what a profound blog post Steph! You found the courage to leave an old life AND home behind and suddenly your blog is nominated in SHAPE MAGAZINE?!!!! The world works in mysterious (humorous) ways, doesn’t it?

Congrats on your current life changes AND Shape Magazine news!!! Your journey and you sharing with the world truly inspires me! I am so proud of you my friend!!!!!!!

Keep moving forward with gusto!


p.s. I just voted for you at Shape Magazine and will tell all my friends too!

Head Health Nutter October 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Thanks for your support and congrats, Emmanuel!

Yes, Life is funny – IF you can find your sense of humour. lol. Some days it’s a bit challenging but that’s when you do what you have to do to lift your spirits, including reaching out to friends to help remind you! Thank you for being this kind of friend, Emmanuel! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dee October 17, 2011 at 11:46 am

It’s an honour to vote for you Stephanie. The host (Shape Mag) does not seem to allow more than one vote person person which is the fairest to all concerned. I do hope that people take a moment to support LiveLighter and you though… becuz you’re such an inspiration! With greater exposure, more people will discover & benefit from the wealth of knowledge & practical advice you share for staying relatively SANE in a world that all too often appears INSANE. Whatever happens… keep on keepin’ on cuz … you da best! ๐Ÿ˜€

Head Health Nutter October 19, 2011 at 3:38 am

You’re awesome, Dee. Thank you! You are SO good to me and for me. Thank you, thank you, thank YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚


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