Gratitude List

In the spirit of Thanksgiving this weekend, we asked our team to put together a list of 3-5 things that they are grateful for. Not only does a gratitude practice remind us of the abundance in our lives; it also works to strengthen our left Pre-Frontal Cortex, which is also our happiness centre in our brain. We encourage you to give it a try yourself and with your loved ones this weekend- take some time to communicate appreciation directly and notice what you notice. 

EVIAN

  • Supportive friends: with the recent opening of the studio, the help and support from friends made me feel very grateful. No way I could have done it alone. 
  • My amazing Costco pillow: It might seem silly but those first few moments right after I wake up, still very groggy and I know I need to get up to start my day, I can feel the amazing Costco pillow perfectly supporting my head. It's the best. 
  • Sitting near the water and feeling a light breeze: I used to sail with my mom when I was a kid and now whenever I see the leaves on the trees moving or ripples in the water, it reminds me of those great days with her. 
  • Hugs: Do they need further explanation? They're just the best no matter what the mood. Happy hugs when celebrating, supportive hugs when sad. All hugs are amazing. 

MEL

  • My loving husband - I am thankful to have a hilarious partner in crime to go through life together.
  • Healthy & happy kids - They make my life ever eventful and keep me humble.
  • My health - It is invaluable and allows me to continue doing all the things I love to do.
  • My parents - They are my biggest supporters and I am the luckiest daughter in the world!
  • My beautiful home province of BC - It is the BEST place in the world! I am so blessed to live here!

 

HIROKO

  • I am grateful for my beautiful, healthy, tall daughter
  • I am grateful for the cold cold ocean at Third Beach
  • I am grateful to Vancouver for adopting me
  • I am grateful for the people I work with and for a job (two, actually) I adore
  • I am grateful for my new Prada sunglasses
  • I am grateful for prosecco and popcorn

 

 

 

ANITA

  • My support network- There isn't a day that goes by where I am not grateful for the people in my life. I believe life is all about relationships and I am so incredibly thankful for all the support from friends and family. 
  • My body & my health- I've put my body through some seriously crazy scenarios (like running on no sleep, hiking 75km, etc.) and I am incredibly grateful to be in good health. I couldn't do the things I wanted to do without it. 
  • Sleeping In- I don't get to do it often but for those who know me, they know that this is my favourite thing to do ever as a "treat" for my self. No chocolate, cake, or bubble bath could ever compare. 
  • My business partners- After working solo for a few years, I am so thankful to have a team to work with. We complement one another well and it's so great to feel like someone's got your back while you're all working together towards a common goal. 
  • Vancouver's Food Selection- I'm not a foodie but I do love eating out and I am grateful that Vancouver has so much diversity in its restaurants.