Ever since our move to Canada 16 years ago, it’s been a tradition to spend Sundays together as a family. I used to not care for it when I was younger but now I count down the days till Sunday brunch and spending the whole day with my sissy and mamasita!

Even mother nature was on our side for our last family day and blessed us with gorgeous, sunny fall weather. We drove to Delta to explore parts of Vancouver we hadn’t seen before. Okay, that’s a lie. We drove to Delta because I wanted to check out the Lululemon outlet – which was a very successful trip for everyone in the family but me.

From there, we went to Deas Island to enjoy the sunshine and play around with the camera for a bit. Then it was off to Stevenston Fisherman’s Wharf for one of the most stunning sunsets I’ve ever seen!

Days like these remind me of just how simple life can be! All you need is the right people in it who lift up your spirit and make you happy by just being around.

Don’t you just love it when you’re surrounded with so much love and beauty? Every person, action, situation, and every little detail of the day being another reminder of what a blessing this life really is. It makes me wonder if anybody else here counts their blessings at the end of each day?

Every night before falling asleep, I mentally scheme through my day and count 3 things I’m thankful for. At first, it was something I did to help me cheer up on those less happier days, but over time it became a beautiful habit I now look forward to every night. Days like these, it’s hard to choose only three when there’s so much to be thankful for. Try it for yourself and see how positive you start to think after a while! It doesn’t have to be big things at all, I’ve been thankful for making it to work on time or for my baby’s long nap which allowed me to get some work done. The most important thing is that you stick to it for a while and try to be very specific – why are you thankful for your family? Or your health? Keep with it for at least 3 weeks and watch how you start to appreciate the little beauties in life we often miss because we “never have the time” to take a step back and take it all in.


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