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What a great momentum –Thanksgiving! It should be a universal holiday for us to bask in the joy of being thankful, even if for just the smallest blessing. I think we would all be surprised at how much there is to be grateful for, if we took a moment to search our hearts. Whether it has been a really hard year, or wonderfully pleasant, a thankful heart can be a collective achievement.

If we choose to give thanks, despite where we have come from or where we are going, we can find healing and empowerment. I find it truly lifts my spirit, makes my burdens a little lighter and reminds me to look for the good in my life.

I have many things to be thankful for; my beautiful family and friends, my husband who steals my heart many times a day and has rightfully taken the title of 'my hero', the opportunities that come my way to help others, and so much more!

Thanksgiving, even though not celebrated here in Australia, can be timelessly celebrated in our hearts whenever we need a little prompt of the wonderful things that make us smile. It is nice to have a dedicated day on the calendar to bring it to our attention once a year, but being grateful could be a lifestyle we walk out day-to-day. I believe having a thankful heart makes us happier and encourages a blessed life.

I hope we can all stop and cultivate a moment of thanks in our hearts or with others we love, if not today, then maybe tomorrow, or the next day!

Love Heid xx


Heidi Lakin

Heidi Lakin is a new mum to the beautiful Emera (born June 2012) and wife to best friend, Chad Lakin. Her story is not uncommon, having struggled for over 10 years with self-image issues that developed into eating disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviour and anxiety. Her success in overcoming such perplexing battles is less common, which is why she founded Blussh - an online initiative that focuses on equipping women to find their sense of worth and committing to a life of freedom. Heidi has a vision to help women through such issues, but more importantly to help prevent poor body-image, self-doubt and everything that follows, in our young girls.