Reasons to give Thanks

A view of the city of Hong Kong

Firstly, I just want to thank the people of Taiwan for being so nice to me. I really do appreciate it. Often I will be completely lost or have no idea what I am doing and out of the blue a kind stranger will just come along and help me. Thank you all so much! Random strangers have helped me get home, take the right train, and make sure certain day to day details are accomplished. Thanks again!

Thanks to the government of Canada for giving me such a large tax refund. Who-hoo I will be saving cash and no longer have any credit card dept thanks to you! Thanks again Revenue Canada, (although one could argue that I am only getting back money I have already paid as an over-taxed former resident of Quebec but let’s not be ungreatful).

Thanks to my husband Range for maturing and taking the right steps in life. It feels really good to be with a partner who is a loving as he is creative and to be with someone who is such a wonderful friend. Thanks for always getting dinner and for all the good snuggles and conversation.

Thanks to my family and friends who I can connect with from overseas. It really feels good to be able to pick up the phone and have a good conversation with my mother, Rachelle, Luke, or Quinn. Thanks for still being so wonderful even from so far away. Phone calls are often bittesweet because they make me homesick; nonetheless nothing is quite like a good chat from home.

Thanks to everyone who makes an effort to e-mail and stay in touch. When you are overseas or away from your home base an e-mail or short message really means a lot. Thanks to all the old friends that I have recently gotten back in touch with and to all the new friends I’ve made in Taiwan. Liezel, Iutian, Farina, Tom, and Kellie I miss you guys in HsinChu. Kym and Charles I am looking forward to exploring more of Taipei and the journalism scene thanks to you. Audrey, Steph P, Sarah A, Alex B, Amanda P-S thanks for your thoughtful e-mails. They really do brighten my day!

Thanks again and Thanks a bunch!



2 Responses to “Reasons to give Thanks”

  1. 1 Luke Clifford
    April 26, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Hello Joanna!

    Thanks Joanna! I am sure all of the people you have mentioned feel the same way you do. I am very fortunate to have somoene like you as a close friend in my life. As we get older in life is it more about the quality of friends, not the quanitity we have.


  2. April 26, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you for growing with me, thank you for being you ~ an inspirational, intelligent, strong and deeply creative spirit- unknowlingly touching everyone around her.

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