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TRULY GRATEFUL ~ WITHINUS TEAM

October 04, 2017 64 Comments

TRULY GRATEFUL ~ WITHINUS TEAM

Gratitude means thankfulness.

It’s about noticing simple pleasures, and appreciating everything you have. At withinUs we practise a ‘gratitude type of attitude’ which helps us stay positive, and focus on the little things we are grateful for every day. 

This week, we have asked some of our TruSupporters and community leaders to share what they are thankful for in their lives.

 

"I'm grateful for my platform, that I can use it to raise money and awareness for many different things, help small, local businesses I believe in, and can reach young women, addressing social media struggles. I am thankful for all the love and support I have in my life, and that I come from a safe, beautiful country that I will always call home - Canada."


Kaitlyn Bristowe is best known as the 11th season Bachelorette- the popular TV series on the W Network, and host of her new hit podcast Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe.

 

"My children and I practice weekly gratitudes. When I put them to bed at night, we often talk about two things we were grateful for that day. It's my favourite part of the day. Their responses fill up my heart. One gratitude I recently shared last week with them was my recent experience in Kenya with Vancouver charity One Girl Can. To have the privilege to travel to Africa and connect in such a meaningful way with so many of the girls was both inspiring and rejuvenating".

Jennifer Murtagh is a Vancouver native and CEO of the The Minerva Foundation, BC. Jen’s past roles include- Executive Director at CKNW Orphans’ Fund and Marketing Manager with the Vancouver Canucks.

 


Photo Credit: Kyrani Kanavaros 

"Every morning I wake up with happy, healthy children and an amazing husband. I live in a beautiful city, in an amazing country and I go to a job I love. I’m grateful for all of these things…I am so thankful for the love of my family and friends and the ability to use my voice to assist others."

Tamara Taggart is a Canadian television presenter, and the anchor of the CTV News at Six.

 

"I am incredibly grateful for my freedom. My freedom to explore this beautiful world, meet people from different cultures and adventure to new places."

Natalia Anja is an adventurer and freelance photographer who loves capturing memories through a lens. 

 


"I am grateful for the love, humor and support of my family."

Nicole Oliver actress, can be next seen in Wonder - starring Julia Roberts and heard as Princess Celestia in My Little Pony: The Movie. 

 

"I am grateful that I’ve been able to turn my passion of helping people lose weight into a career that I love that provides me the fleixablity to be able to raise 4 children on my own while maintaining a work life balance. I am also grateful for good friends who have been there providing their love and support."

Gina Livy is a celebrity weight loss coach and expert. She has appeared on major television networks such as City TV, CTV, Rogers and Global

 


"I'm grateful for my family and my newest love, my 11 week old son. He has taught me so much in the little time we've known each other."

Lesley Ann Brandt can be seen as Maze on the FOX television television series, Lucifer.

 


"I am grateful for my amazing parents who supported all that I wanted to do and taught me to have fun in life, take chances, stay positive, love and laugh each day. They inspire me to be better and do better."

Carey Dillen is the President of YYoga

 

"This Thanksgiving I’m especially grateful for having a gratitude attitude. I wasn’t always this way, and when I wasn’t grateful for everything in my life, it was hard to get out of a negative mindset and feel truly happy. However, once I became grateful for everything in my life (especially the challenging times) I started to feel like everything in my life is enough. Challenges were there to teach me things about myself and once I began to live in this mindful way, appreciating everything in my life (good and bad) I became truly happy. I have three beautiful daughters, a funny, selfless husband, a roof over my head, a tribe of family & friends who make me feel seen, valued and heard, my health and a wonderful community I’ve built through my blog. One of my favourite quotes on gratitude is “ It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy” In other words, gratitude is the answer if we want to be truly happy - on the inside." 

Jamie Dunlop - creator of the blog Styling on the Inside - she is passionate about personal development, and inspiring people to style their life within. 

 


"I am grateful for a resilient body and every finish line it carries me across. We can't always prevent injury, we may not always be able to run our fastest, but we can impact how strong we feel, and how well we bounce back. I am grateful for all the things I've learned about health and wellness, and knowing how to apply this to my recovery, helping keep me active for a lifetime."

Emma Andrews is a Holistic Nutritionist and Co-Founders of The Pineapple Collective

 


"I’m incredibly grateful for the time to decompress, unplug and relax. It is a really great reminder of the importance of self care, and got me thinking about ways I can add a few more ‘me time’ practices into my every-day routines. I’ve also been fortunate to meet so many wonderful new friends this year. I’m grateful for the energy that they bring, as well as their ability to motivate and inspire me daily. Spending time with them truly make me a better person!"

Angela Simpson is a Marketing Strategist, avid runner, and creator of the blog - Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat

 



"I am grateful for so many things in my life.

I was lucky enough to travel to Myanmar, and then to Cambodia with UNICEF....both very poor countries. On both trips, I commented on how lucky I was, as a Canadian, to be born into a country with so many opportunities....where we never have to worry about heated, running water and where we have easy access to healthcare, should we need it. This is something I always took for granted, until I saw that it was such a luxury for people in many countries.

It is also not difficult to feel grateful for living in a peaceful country, when so often we hear about wars being fought in many parts of our world. I can't imagine the fear that so many must deal with on a daily basis....something we will surely never comprehend.

I am grateful to be living in such a beautiful city, with many friends and my family.... and also grateful to have the opportunity to be able to travel as much as I do, to experience different cultures and see how other people live."

Cristina Linden is part of UNICEF Canada’s 25th Team.

 

The benefits of practicing gratitude are abundant. It is excellent for your physical and emotional health - keeping you positive and grounded. Although it takes some practice, if we start to incorporate an attitude of gratitude in our daily lives, it is a habit you won’t soon want to break.

What are we grateful for at withinUs? 

We are grateful for the opportunity to start a business in our hometown, and be in a position to give back to our communities and charities that are near and dear to our heart. 

We are grateful to be part of an amazing team. We all love each other, put so much care in what we do, and we have a lot of fun together in the process.

We are grateful for our amazing, loyal customers, retailers and supporters. Without them, we would not be in a position to provide the products, we love and stand behind - and for that, we are Tru-ly grateful.

What are you thankful for?

 

 
xo
withinUs Team 



64 Responses

Barb
Barb

October 10, 2017

I am grateful for my beautiful daughter who has grown into a kind hardworking women, my amazing mom who helps me everyday with my animals and farm life and that we are all healthy ❤️

Stacey
Stacey

October 09, 2017

I am grateful for the abundance of love, heath and joy I have each day, the freedom of choice, and for living in such a beautiful part of the world, surrounded by the ocean, mountains, rivers and forests.

Tina L.
Tina L.

October 09, 2017

I’m grateful for my family and friends and for all the times and memories that we experience together.

Candice
Candice

October 09, 2017

*There are so many things to be grateful for & I feel grateful for “knowing” there is so much to be grateful for.
Blogs like this are amazing for fostering community, good energy, inspiration, and positivity. Grateful for also having places like this to go to.

Breanne Grayston
Breanne Grayston

October 09, 2017

I am thankful to be living in such a beautiful and safe country like Canada. I was born up north in NWT, lived in Ontario for a couple years and am now living on Vancouver island… Canada is amazing and nothing like it. Happy Thanksgiving everyone :)

Sarah
Sarah

October 09, 2017

I’m so grateful for my friends, family and my soon-to-be husband! Incredibly grateful to have a good job that afforded me our first home that we can build our lives together in. Couldn’t be more grateful to live in Canada and have the freedom to pursue my dreams.

Alice
Alice

October 09, 2017

I am grateful for the freedom to make choices, the ability to have choices and make the decisions I desire. A lot of people are not so lucky and have no choice about their location, their poverty, their health. I can choose my meals for the day, I can choose if I go to a yoga class or take a hike in a beautiful and safe park. The result of my life is truly a result of my every intention.

Steph
Steph

October 08, 2017

I am grateful for having a job I love. I couldn’t imagine waking up and going anywhere else for 8 hours a day! I love the impact we have on our community.

Stephanie
Stephanie

October 08, 2017

Greatful for my wonderful husband, good health, a new business venture and every new day my feet hit the floor xoxo

Kristen
Kristen

October 08, 2017

Grateful for the love, support and good health shared between my family and all of our loved ones!

Lilly
Lilly

October 07, 2017

Thank you for the opportunity and for creating such an amazing collagen supplement ?.
I am grateful for so many things but honestly what I am most grateful for is my 2 rescue cats that I got this year they bring me so much joy and love can’t imagine life without them.

Dayna
Dayna

October 07, 2017

I am thankful for my family and friends who have become family. I am also grateful that I am given the opportunity and responsibility to make a positive difference in people’s lives in my profession.

Nancy Wu
Nancy Wu

October 07, 2017

This year I am so GRATEFUL for the ability to stay home on mat leave with my new born baby girl. To take everyday slower and to cherish the little moments. To reflect and live in the moment before we realize it becomes a memory. Thankful for friends and family who helped us and brought us food.

Nancy
Nomss.com

Caroline Haines
Caroline Haines

October 07, 2017

I am grateful for WithinUs making such good nourishment available and for sharing such good information helping all to collective wellbeing~

Alice
Alice

October 07, 2017

Grateful for the health of my friends, family and myself. Grateful to live in North America – we hit the jackpot. Grateful to all the abundance that we are constantly surrounded by on a daily basis. Grateful for free will and the power of community.

Loretta Chow
Loretta Chow

October 07, 2017

I am grateful for the love of my parents, who died in a car accident 12 years ago. My husband and I survived the same car accident… so thankful for our heath now and to finally be able to move forward with our lives.

Emilie
Emilie

October 07, 2017

I am grateful for my health and my family. I have two boys under two and one loving husband. My boys make me laugh everyday and show me how simple things make life memorable. They teach me not to take life for granted and that each moment with them is precious!!

Kimmy
Kimmy

October 07, 2017

I am grateful for my family who loves and supports me. They make me when I am sad and come to my rescue when I am failing in the game of life! They are my biggest champions and I don’t know what I would do without them.

Melissa Hughes
Melissa Hughes

October 06, 2017

I am so grateful for this life. I have been given my four beautiful babies, 3 here wth us and one in heaven. I am grateful everyday for the lessons our angel Liv has taught us. We hug eachother harder and laugh a lot louder. We are truly grateful of our every second on this earth together ♡

April
April

October 06, 2017

Incredibly grateful for each breath I take, being able to excercise again and having a loving supportive family unit around me!

Janae
Janae

October 06, 2017

I am so grateful for my family and friends and their good health. Also grateful to live in such a beautiful city!

Regan Schafer-Frentz
Regan Schafer-Frentz

October 06, 2017

I am grateful for my loving husband, with whom I have just celebrated our first anniversary. Over the past year, life has thrown me many unique challenges and with his help it has all been much easier. He truly is my rock and my best friend. I am grateful for two happy, healthy nieces, both born in the last six months. I am grateful for my wonderful family, who helped me become the woman that I am today. And finally I am grateful for my health which gives me the ability to train, to run, and to enjoy all aspects of life.

Nikki
Nikki

October 06, 2017

I am ever so grateful for my little family, my son and my baby girl and of course my hard working husband. The life we get to live and enjoy with our friends and family!!!

Andrea
Andrea

October 06, 2017

I have much to be grateful for, but this year I am especially grateful for those working so hard to make the world a better place. To those who are sharing their gifts with the goal of making someone’s day brighter – I thank you! The world needs you.

Akacia
Akacia

October 06, 2017

I am extremely thankful for my family, friends, and my significant other. I’m thankful for everything they have done for me and all the memories that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I am blessed to live in British Columbia and grateful for the beautiful nature and city I live in and the opportunities I have here. I’m thankful for my health, excited for my future and excited to see where my life takes me.
I’m also very thankful for my dog lucy❤️.

Marguerite McCallion
Marguerite McCallion

October 06, 2017

I am so grateful to have a wonderful family and many many friends to spend time with. I live in Victoria and get to enjoy the west coast beauty everyday. My health is good because I work hard to maintain a lifestyle that keeps me fit with exercise that helps maintain my body and people to keep me laughing. I am so lucky I want to pinch myself some days.

Sophie
Sophie

October 06, 2017

I am grateful that I am able to wake up and continue on the path of doing what I enjoy and love. I may not know where this path will lead to and don’t know where I am heading, but by surrounding myself with people I love, doing things I enjoy (Being mindful of self care) and being a part of the movement towards a more health conscious community, I know I will not be disappointed at the end. I am also thankful for being able to see the world for what it is, it’s strengths and weaknesses that could be improved and be reminded everyday, that we should appreciate the little things.

Jamie Brown
Jamie Brown

October 06, 2017

I am so greatful for my family. For my healthy baby boy and his loving dad.

Ashley
Ashley

October 06, 2017

As I am every year, I am thankful for the health and happiness of my family, and friends that have become family.

This year in particular, I am thankful for the city by the sea that I’ve recently made my new home. I am thankful for my new job and new friends, and I am thankful for the wonderful opportunity to start over. And I am so thankful that this is all possible because of my wonderful country, Canada.

Also… super grateful for pumpkin pie. Can’t lie!

Leslie Brett-Davies
Leslie Brett-Davies

October 06, 2017

I am grateful for so many things. I am grateful for my health, for the people in my life, the experiences, challenges and opportunities that are presented to me. Oh and of course your awesome product!

Amanda
Amanda

October 06, 2017

Grateful for my dog! He has shown me what unconditional love truly feels like, and he makes me laugh all the time, which is a small feat since i tend to be a bit too serious at times. He reminds me when i’ve spent too much time on my phone, he reminds me when it’s 5 o’clock on the dot (food time!), shows me what real excitement he has for everything simple in life, which busy minded humans tend to forget sometimes. I feel eternally grateful that I was chosen to be his family and he mine.

Steph Davies
Steph Davies

October 06, 2017

I’m grateful for family. After loosing a few close family members in the last few years, it’s brought me closer to others who I hadn’t had a relationship with in many years. I grateful for those relationships.

Olivia
Olivia

October 06, 2017

I am grateful for my family. My husband and daughter who have helped me heal from a lot of losses in my life. I lost my two older siblings and father at a young age and went through some hard years.

Stephanie
Stephanie

October 06, 2017

I’m eternally grateful for a family that supports me through everything I do. Their support carries me through even the toughest times and encourages me to keep going. As I start back to school this fall to chase a dream career, I feel it more than ever.

Rebecca Somerford
Rebecca Somerford

October 06, 2017

I’m grateful for the never ending coffee dates, movie nights, laughing fits, morning hikes, and spontaneous adventures with my friends and family. Blessed to live a healthy and active life with nothing but good vides and lots of love!

Sarah
Sarah

October 06, 2017

I’m grateful for my two beautiful, funny and loving children who have taught me so much about love, life, priorities and myself.

Lisa Grover
Lisa Grover

October 06, 2017

I am grateful for so much – but in this moment I’m grateful that I have found like minded people around the globe that inspire me to live my best life and that I’m able to share that with my family and friends ????

Angela
Angela

October 06, 2017

I’m grateful for having the opportunity to travel the world. Every time I come home, I am reminded on how luck we are to have such crisp clean air and the best drinking water here in BC. It’s the simple things that are the greatest, and sometimes you need to be away from it to appreciate it more.

Lindsey Mitchell
Lindsey Mitchell

October 05, 2017

I’m very grateful for my health and the never ending support of family… and my pups of course!

Vanessa
Vanessa

October 05, 2017

I am extremely grateful to get to live my life in Canada where I always feel safe and am supported by my amazing family.

Cheryl
Cheryl

October 05, 2017

I am grateful for my husband and children, the support of our family and friends, our health and happiness. We are so lucky to call this accepting and multi-cultural country our home.

Sara Hayward
Sara Hayward

October 05, 2017

I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had in my life and the fact I’ve been able to give back by volunteering. I’m also grateful for how those experiences have opened up my world views!

Zakiya Lalani
Zakiya Lalani

October 05, 2017

I’m so grateful to live in such a beautiful city, with access to health care, education, and health promotion services. The opportunity to help others through my career as a nurse and via my health & wellness blog is also something that I’m extremly thankful for. Practicing gratitude each day keeps me balanced, positive, and grounded – I love that this contest promotes this practice!

May
May

October 05, 2017

Forever grateful for my supportive family, amazing friends and of course, the cuddliest doggo that swarms me with lots of kisses!

Anja Rodig
Anja Rodig

October 05, 2017

It has been such an emotional whirlwind with all the natural disasters and man made destruction around us. I am grateful to be able to hug and hold my children and to live in a place that nurtures compassion, empathy and kindness for all living things. Only love is the answer. Good Luck Everyone!

Vivien
Vivien

October 05, 2017

I’m grateful for my man helping make my dreams of moving to Vancouver come true. We have wonderful furniture, quality food, and affordable prices. I’m grateful for the 2 jobs I have that help connect me with like minded people. I’m grateful that I have so much love and support from those in my life! Thankful and grateful each day

Katie G
Katie G

October 05, 2017

I am grateful for my amazing husband. We have had an extremely difficult year with a traumatic loss, but through it all he has been my rock. Without his love and support, I don’t know how I could have gotten through everything this year.

Mariam Ordubadi
Mariam Ordubadi

October 05, 2017

I am grateful to each and every person who is living their life to the fullest. People who truly love life and encourage others to live as their best selves are some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met and the world is better because of them. Support each other. Spread love. Be kind. Thanks, WithinUs! This is an incredible initiative ❤️

Nicole
Nicole

October 05, 2017

I am thankful for amaozong family and friends who love and support me unconditionally.
To live in a country where I can be who I want to be. Have any education I want. And choose a future that will make me happy. A place that celebrates diversity and equality.

Megan Richardson
Megan Richardson

October 05, 2017

I am so grateful for my family! I don’t know what I would do without such loving and supporting parents ! don’t ever take them for granted ?

Ana Sandhu
Ana Sandhu

October 05, 2017

I am grateful for my loving family, my boys and my husband who works a dangerous job so that I can stay at home with our boys. I am grateful for our health, the food we eat, the vehicles we drive, and the roof over our heads. Lastly, I am grateful to be living in this amazing country we call CANADA!

Maria
Maria

October 05, 2017

I am so grateful for this country that I live in; my amazing family and friends and my new husband :)

Jessica
Jessica

October 05, 2017

I am so grateful for the family and friends in my life. Their love is a precious gift and gives me the courage and strength to tackle whatever life throws at me.

Laura Beth Lal
Laura Beth Lal

October 05, 2017

I’m grateful to live in a country where we have universal health care and freedom of speech. I’m grateful for the roof over my head and a fridge full of food. I’m grateful for my loving family.

Pauline
Pauline

October 05, 2017

I’m grateful for eating fresh and healthy foods with my loving family. Super lucky to spend quality time with them this long weekend. Xoxo

Sian Vine
Sian Vine

October 05, 2017

I am grateful for my family, for getting me thru the last couple of months. I’ve had a couple soul shakers this year, without my family I would not have made it to today. My husband has been amazing and such a rock to lean on. I look forward to working on my health- mental and physical to be stronger than ever.

Pauline
Pauline

October 05, 2017

I’m grateful for eating fresh and healthy foods with my loving family. Super lucky to spend quality time with them this long weekend. Xoxo

Mayra
Mayra

October 05, 2017

I am grateful for all the amazing opportunities I’ve had in the last four years living in Vancouver. I am grateful for the unwavering support I’ve received from my mother – without her I wouldn’t have com this far. I’m also extremely grateful for my health and how my body has shown me how strong I really am. This year has been a roller coaster of emotional and physical challenges, but I’m grateful for all the lessons.

Sue
Sue

October 05, 2017

I am grateful for my sobriety. On October 24, I will have 7 years without a drink. The journey has been one of painful recognition of myself and others at times, of beautiful growth, amazing, true and authentic friendships. Through it all I have learned to be truly grateful for everything that happens in my life. I know that each challenge I have faced has brought a beautiful gift at the end of it. I am working on seeing the gift in the midst of the challenge- the magic is in the mess I heard recently. Each day I write at least 3 things I am grateful for that day: it’s a beautiful reflection of the day and the practice has transformed the way I approach each day.

Sierra
Sierra

October 05, 2017

Today, in this moment, I am grateful for the various people in my life who are my biggest cheerleaders. Though times may be challenging, my supports never fail to hold me together. ❤️

Emma Rose
Emma Rose

October 05, 2017

This year, like all years I am grateful for my family. A lot has happened to remind us that life is short and is to be lived to the fullest as it can be taken away so suddenly. Through all of this I am reminded to be grateful for my health. I have made a commitment to take better care of myself mentally and physically. I am grateful for Jillian Harris and all of the Canadian instagrammers who have inspired me to live a more blant based lifestyle. I am grateful for my dog and his unconditional love. For all of these BIG things and all of the LITTLE moments in my life that bring me happiness I am grateful! ❤️❤️❤️

Helene Keuker
Helene Keuker

October 05, 2017

I am simply very grateful for the good health of my family, pets and friends. I am aware it will not always be this way and remind myself often how lucky we all are and hope that this knowledge will sustain us through any future challenges.

Tanya
Tanya

October 05, 2017

I am grateful for the sound of laughter. Whether it be a baby giggling to uncontrollable snorts. You can’t help but feel happy inside when you hear that sound.

Amanda Masters
Amanda Masters

October 05, 2017

I am grateful that I met my husband from the UK and we worked patiently and hard to bring him to Canada so we could make a life together. We have two wonderful children, a home that we are happy in and adventures that we enjoy and share as a family of four. We love to travel, we love to try new foods, new experiences. I am so grateful that we wake up together every day.

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