things I'm thankful for

I know Canadian Thanksgiving was a while ago, but I was inspired by this post by Damsel in Dior to share the things I’m thankful for. Some of you may have seen that I keep a 5-minute journal and part of that is to write down 3 things I’m grateful for each day. However, for whatever reason, I’ve been slacking and so I want to very consciously

1. My dog Roxy. She is the love of my life. Seriously.

2. My parents – I miss them every day. I feel so grateful to have wonderful, supportive and kind people by my side.

3. My sister. We’ve been through a lot but she’s still my favourite.

4. Good food. I love food and I’m grateful that we don’t have to worry about going hungry.

5. My body. I’m thankful that I can run, walk and be active.

6. Making fun of myself. I’m good at this and I think it’s important to be able to laugh at yourself.

7. Canada. We live in a safe, strong, happy country and I’m so grateful.

8. Red wine.

9. My job. Sure I don’t love it 100% of the time, but I love what I do and am thankful I get to do it for a living.

10. Sleep.

11. My manager (and friend) Sara. She’s supportive, kind and an amazing business woman. (And Ashley, of course!)

12. Traveling. I’m thankful that we can afford it and that my job allows it.

13. Photography. Over the years I’ve taught myself a lot about it and even though I’m in front of the camera a lot, I love to take photos.

14. And last, but not least, my fiance, Andrew – he’s just the fucking best. He is kind, smart, supportive and generally a wonderful human being. And he knows how to make me laugh at all times.

What are you thankful for?



  1. 12.16.2017 / 10:55 am

    love this post, Jill. My fur babies and red wine certainly at the top of my list as well! Love that blue silk, btw!
    XO! Gina

    • August Diaries
      12.18.2017 / 1:40 pm

      Happy Holidays Gina!

      xx Jill

  2. Lynette
    12.17.2017 / 3:38 pm

    Great post and reminder to always be grateful. Love the earrings!

    • August Diaries
      12.18.2017 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks Lynette! Happy Holidays 🙂

      xx Jill

  3. Jaclyn
    12.18.2017 / 6:42 am

    What lipstick are you wearing in this photo?

  4. Tina
    12.18.2017 / 12:00 pm

    I’m thankful for my kids who are happy and healthy.
    I’m thankful for our puppy Bowie who recently came into our lives and love to death!
    And, I’m thankful for my husband who is my rock.

  5. Norma Priday
    12.28.2017 / 7:53 pm

    I am disappointed in you that I did not make this list. Hmmph!

    Your true love,


    • August Diaries
      12.29.2017 / 1:13 am

      BIG! How could I have forgotten?! Miss you lots,

      xx Jill

      • Norma Priday
        01.02.2018 / 7:25 pm

        I accept your adopting your humiliation.

        I shall return to the beltline when my mother stops making this mean-spirited cold. For now, I am mostly on the upper garden when I am out, although my mother did buy a sling and does walk me down to your home. Alas, I await you rushing to greet me, but I presume you cannot see me in the sling. What other explanation could there be?

        The mother also misses Roxy-Roo.



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