Toronto is truly a funny city. Not in a ‘ha-ha, what a joke’ kind of funny – but an unusual, strange, or peculiar way. What do I mean by that? There was a rainy snowstorm three days ago. Today, we have sun with a high of 22 degrees. What?!

Regardless, this morning the sun was beaming into my apartment and gave me a moment to reflect on what I’m grateful for.

I’m grateful for getting back into yoga!

I’m grateful for being able to live in Toronto in a beautiful, sun-bathed (and messy, because I didn’t bother to clean it before pictures) apartment.

I’m grateful for delicious gelato, like this cup full of pistachio-rosewater and peanut-sesame.

I’m grateful for my 17 year-old sister, Seline, who took a printout of my face to London when she travelled to Europe two weeks ago. Happy National Sibling day!

I’m grateful for having a sister who is so incredibly artistic. From photography to sculpting to oil painting to creative writing to poetry, Seline is a master of it all.

I’m grateful for the Kensington Market in Toronto. Their ice cream is the BOMB. Chocolate Oreo and vegan salted caramel (made with coconut milk) were a few of the choices from Sweet Olenka’s.

I’m grateful for oatmeal.

I’m grateful for living in a multicultural, super diverse part of the city. Yesterday, I enjoyed a cheese empanada, spicy tomato salsa, and a humita (mashed corn with onions and basil) from Jumbo Empanada, a Chilean cafe.

I’m grateful for curry. Thai yellow curry, to be exact! The best healthy, filling make-ahead food that tastes better in the days to come. This stew was loaded with broccoli, butternut squash, mushrooms, and eggplant, and served over quinoa. I actually made this a few days ago, on the same day that Cassie debuted this incredible kabocha and mushroom Thai yellow curry. Foodie minds think alike?

There’s a lot more that I’m grateful for, but I don’t have any photos to show for it at the moment.

What are YOU grateful for?

16 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Such a sweet, heartfelt post! I’m grateful for my friends in college, my friends back in Los Angeles, my family, my dog, my home, my education, curry, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, oatmeal, broccoli, popcorn, peanut butter, Buddhism, YouTube, cooking, the gym, and sweatpants!

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  2. Your food photos always make me hungry, even when I’ve just eaten, haha!

    Wow, your sister is so talented! I love the painting of the bird on the branch.

    I’m grateful for family, good friends, good food, and for having a job where I enjoy going to work each day.

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