Thanksgiving Matters!

I want to take this opportunity to wish my Family, Friends and Community a Happy Thanksgiving.



In 1986 I did not understand the need or desire for Thanksgiving after just arriving from England.

Today, 26 years later I would like every day to be Thanksgiving.

We spend so much time being negative, it needs to stop. We all have so much to be grateful for, even the worst of the times are our greatest lessons, we need to embrace them as such.  Positivity doesn’t mean being yeah, mushy and gushy, it means having gratitude, seeing opportunity where others see walls and ultimately it means taking the leap, instead of saying “No” learning to say “Sure!” and then going for it. Being positive means living live for today and seizing the chance. Canada is an incredible country, it is a place where we are safe , free and are offered many opportunities. Let’s take the good and make it better, we can do that we just need to take that chance.

It doesn’t matter what you do, just do something. Be true to what you believe, whatever that maybe. Do something to make someone elses day brighter, lighter and happier.  26 years today since I landed in Canada and 18 months since I became a Canadian, I have truly learned Thanksgiving Matters!

Happy Thanksgiving All, I am thankful for each of you and the stories we share!

Hugs, Love & Light,




  1. Kathryn · · Reply

    Wow, thanks Sam for the inspiring words. Your timing was perfect I needed to hear that. hugs back!

    1. I miss seeing you and hearing about your adventures! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. ((HUGS!))

  2. Thank you Sam, very inspiring! It is a pleasure to know someone special like you. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Take care!

    1. When I hear your name the first thing that comes to mind is your awesome laugh, it echoes in my minds eye.

  3. Glenerd · · Reply

    And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and Drew as well Sam.. Lovely ispirational writing and that is what has become the norm for you, well at least that is how I see you.
    You brighten many days and are a blessing to all who encounter you, yes I know, I have said that before. God bless and may you shine for many years to come. ((hugs))

    1. Thank you Glen, our paths don’t cross often but you hold a bright star in my sky. May you have a day filled with lots of smiles and expando pants for those yummy treats.

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