Being Thankful: Life’s a Piece of Cake!

It’s our Thanksgiving in Canada, and as always it’s time for many of us to pause, reflect, surround ourselves with loved ones and be thankful for all we have in our lives.

Over the Thanksgiving long weekend, I caught up with my vegan friend, Emma, whom I met this summer in Korea and we became really good friends in a short span of 3 weeks. We decided to meet up in my favourite Korean cafe in town since we both miss our time in Korea and wish to reminisce the good times we had this summer.

While I ordered the cake and tea combo (I think this cafe has the best red velvet cake in town, and I decided to cheat by having some gluten and dairy; after all, life is all about balance right? πŸ˜‰ ), I couldn’t help but think about how simple and sweet life can be like a piece of cake! So, the quote “life’s a piece of cake” came to my mind while I was chatting with Emma. When you really think about it, life is simple, and so many wonderful things happen along the way such as the many adventures I had this summer and the promise of a lasting friendship. πŸ™‚

You may argue, but what about the “bad” things that happen to us in life? Well, I will argue it’s all in our mindset: the way we look at and interpret events that happen to us. Don’t you think that when we over-think, our minds go in turmoil and that’s when we find our lives are complicated? Even with uncontrollable events that happen to us, we can look at it from a different lense. This lense is what I call the positive mindset.

When we cultivate a positive mindset, things in life become crystal clear and simple. Yes, we will stumble along the way with challenges and have unexpected detours, but in the end, we become stronger and find something that is beautiful and are more appreciative and happier than we can ever imagine. If we don’t experience such challenges in life, how can we realize how sweet that piece of cake is? Just take a moment and think how powerful positive thinking can be. For me, it makes me be thankful that I am alive and breathing, and can enjoy that piece of cake fully!

"Life's a piece of cake! Enjoy it to the fullest!" :)

“Life’s a piece of cake! Enjoy it to the fullest!” πŸ™‚

In addition, I am thankful for my family, old friends I still keep in touch with and new friends I made through my life’s adventures!

What are you thankful for?

Wishing you all a bountiful, beautiful and peaceful Thanksgiving!

XO,

Violet

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Being Thankful: Life’s a Piece of Cake!

  1. I’m thankful for you, Violet! Thank you for being a great friend and always being you! I really enjoy chatting with you over Facebook to catch up our lives with each other. Even though we’re busy, those messages every day/week are so great. Have a wonderful thankful week! ^_^

    • Awwww, thank you for your sweet answer. Equally, I enjoy catching up through our messages and am thankful for a good friend like you. πŸ™‚ Here’s to a thankful year ahead! Cheers!! ❀

  2. Hey Violet, Happy belated thanksgiving! Sorry I’m a little late 😦
    Such a sweet post and catching up with old friends is the best thing. Hope the whole week went great. And a delicious looking cake, yumm ^_^

    Have a great weekend, With Love,
    Zee ❀

  3. I’m thankful to have a loving and caring family and support system who empower me and make me a stronger, more independent woman as a result.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Anna, sounds like you have such a beautiful, supportive and loving family! How awesome that you appreciate and know that they shaped you into the woman you are today!! They must be so proud of you!! πŸ™‚

  4. We have so much to be thankful for every day!! I’m thankful for the abundance of fruit and vegetables, and good health.

    Have a happy weekend!

    ❀ carmen

    • Dear Carmen, thanks for dropping by and contributing your thoughts on what you’re thankful for. I agree with you! πŸ™‚ Have a beautiful weekend ahead! XO, Violet

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