It was Thanksgiving in the USA, a holiday that’s pretty much bigger than CHRISTMAS down there i.e. pure Holiday madness! So in the spirit of the US Thanksgiving, a holiday that means so much to so many, here are the five things that I am the most thankful for in my everyday life.
The journey that we call life can be a beautiful yet merciless and difficult one. And no matter how strong one is; having good friends to back ya up can sweeten the deal. So big thanks to my close friends (you know who you are) for being great company, for being there for me in moments of hardships and for knowing how to rip it up real good when it comes time to let loose. True friendship for me means loyalty, honesty, thinking beyond oneself, being there for one another without a personal agenda while respecting one and another’s differences. That’s a rare recipee to find in this world and I feel lucky to have a fistful of friends who fit that bill.
THE HABS & HOCKEY
Movies used to be my numero uno hobby; then they became my job on oh so many levels, somewhat killing the hobby aspect of them. For a long time, I had nothing outside of work that I focused on and was passionate about, until my brother introduced me to the Montréal Canadiens (aka The Habs) and Hockey about a year and a half ago. Now when I need to forget work, my worries, crazy dames or I just need to have a good time and smile easy, I attend a hockey game, follow it on TV, read up on it, play it in the streets and tackle it on my XBOX 360. How refreshing to have something to love that has NOTHING to do with work.
Yesterday I was in a funk, the biz on the internet was slow and my bud was going to the mountains to take some pictures, so I decided to tag along. Once up there, the calm of it all, the awe inspiring beauty and the fresher than fresh air made my soul right again. Then I came back to society with less tension on my face and clearer thoughts. If there’s one thing I can always count on to lift my spirits; its being with nature. The genuineness of it, the simplicity, the serenity… no amount of money, booze or loose gals can reproduce what i get out of it. So thank you Mother Nature for being the true and gorgeous lass that you are.
ALL KINDS OF SPORTS
When the club/rave scene got played out for me, I needed something else to do with my off time. So I focused on sports: the gym, martial arts, snowmobiling, sea-dooing, hiking, skiing, ice climbing, boxing, playing hockey, tree climbing (don’t ask) etc. Becoming a sporty guy is somewhat new to me (maybe 3 or 4 years old). Outside of the Gym, boxing and lifting beer cans I wasn’t doing much of that shit.. But now I’m all about it and it helps keep me out of trouble and keep me sane. I am thankful for that.
Half of my years is spent by myself, between 4 walls, sitting behind a computer working, working and working. It can be a bitch and not the most uplifting of work structures. But on the flip side the nature of my work also ALLOWS ME to travel the world lots (being that I can run the site from anywhere via a laptop) and you bet your ass I take advantage of that. This year alone I have been to the States, to Australia, to Barcelona, across Canada, Sitges and more! I always say that the more I see of the world, the stronger and wiser man I become. So thank you Mr. Passport for allowing me to make that go down.by