An Awesome Philosophy

7. Be Grateful. At the end of the day, you can only be grateful for what you have. No matter how far away from the goal, you must be thankful for what you have been able to accomplish, and be grateful to those who have enabled you to affect change.

From The Philosophy of Five Bamboo (

I concur : )

I am grateful for MY MOM! And the amazing network of people I know! And soup! And text messaging! And reflectors! And DSLR cameras! And you!

Et toi?

What I’m grateful for in 90 seconds

You have 90 seconds to list what you are grateful for. Go!
  • the abundance the world has to offer
  • music
  • lifelong friends
  • new friends
  • meeting new people
  • nature
  • the sky
  • rainbows
  • tea
  • breakfast
  • green smoothies
  • raw food
  • Simon Fraser University
  • design
  • photoshop
  • IAT 233
  • trampolines
  • dance parties
  • not knowing what is coming next
  • good choices
  • bad decisions
  • lessons
  • hot showers
  • slippers


This was an interesting exercise (thanks to j.mraz for the idea : D hehe). It really got me thinking. There are so many things I didn’t have time to list. Laughter, sunshine, my parents, my life, theatre, improv, laughter yoga, trapeze, mysterious happenstance, good listeners… I could keep going. I think the lesson here is that we have so much to be grateful for and there wouldn’t be time to write it all down.

Instead we can  live each minute of our lives with kindness and gratitude and bring that energy into everything that we do…

because there will never be enough time to say a proper “thank you” to everyone and there are some things you can’t “thank” in the traditional sense (ie, rainbows or nature).


I Love…

A wonderful post on SuperForest just reminded me of this list I made at the beginning of the semester and have been meaning to share. Taa Daa! Enjoy!

I love…

people who ride bicycles, and people who hula hoop, and people who ride bicycles with hula hoops, and people with coloured hair, and people with dreadlocks, and people with piercings, and people with good manners, and people with clever tattoos, and people who wear hats, and people who smile back, and people who are positive, and people who like me, and people who don’t, and people i’ve met, and people I haven’t, and people who care, and people who don’t, and people who eat raw food, and people make raw food, and people who go outside, and people who succeed, and people who fail, and people that aren’t good with other people, and people who are, and people who care about nature, and people who take transit, and people who are photographers, and people that aren’t photographers but own SLRs, and people who take pictures, and people who make films, and people that watch films, and people who act, and people who don’t, and little people, and big people, and old people, and young people, and people who write poems

and girls with nice pianos

and you.”

What do you love?