Monday Must Haves - Giving Thanks.

Happy Monday everyone! And to my fellow Canucks, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope after a rather rough start to October, we can all remember something to be thankful for. 

Lindsay and I have compiled a list of things we are thankful for this year. We are both super thankful for our family. Our mom and dad are amazing. We obviously love each other since we work together over here at The Ruby Thursday Collective. We all have healthy beautiful children. Wonderful in laws, and supportive spouses. We both thank our lucky stars daily for the lives we get to lead. 

We are also super blessed to have a supportive group of friends, mom friends, and online friends. Our friends are what help keep us sane. Many of our friends wear so many different hats. They are team mates, they are sounding boards, they are advice givers. It's wonderful to have so many beautiful and supportive friends. Thank you to all of you. 

One of the thing we are most thankful for this year is where we live. Canada. Canada, the land of the free and the home of the brave. The brave. The brave is Const. Mike Chernyk, who fought off a a man who attempted to kill him in a brazen terrorist attack on our amazing city of Edmonton. Luckily, the constable, and the 4 other people that were hit by a vehicle while he was attempting to escape and cause further damage, all are still alive. And I am so gracious that I live in this amazing, vibrant and welcoming city. #yegstrong 

One of the things I am most thankful for in my country is gun control. After the horrific attack on Edmonton, I was to wake up the next day thinking things couldn't get any worse, and it did. One of my favourite places, Las Vegas, Nevada, was subjected to the worse mass killing in HISTORY. Obviously, we've all read stuff about it. I was married in Las Vegas, at Mandalay Bay.  It's time to really discuss the need for gun control in the United States. Do civilians need to own automatic weapons? What will it take? I am so thankful that I live in a place, where gun control is a thing. I am so thankful for my city, and my country. 

Whoa, that was a heavy post. Ok, some other things I'm randomly thankful for.

Bailey: all dressed chips, hot cups of coffee, the opportunity to follow my dreams, salt lamps, and Netflix. Oh! and Amazon Prime. (duh.)

Lindsay: To echo what my sister said above, I am so thankful for my family and friends. This community of YEG, bust most importantly, I am thankful for love. The love I have for people and the love I feel from others. We are so fortunate to have what we have and we are all team. If we can all get on TEAM love, then I truly believe that this world be different, calmer, and peaceful.   As an empath things get tough for me because I feel and sense other peoples stress, anxiety and heartache. I take it on and sometimes feel hopeless. This is something that I use to think was a burden and now I think of it as a blessing. Maybe those people that are feeling crappy just want to know that they aren't alone in their feelings. Well, I am your gal. Whoa, Bailey is right. That got heavy. Well here are things that I am thankful for in no particular order: Coffee, All dressed chips ( can you tell we are related?), essential oils, GABA, Netflix, My MacBook, oh and a huge shout out to Pizza. Thank you for being delicious.

xoxo-

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