For the past 365 days, I have been finding at least one thing each day that I am grateful for, and posting about it on Instagram. In some cases, there have been more than one thing. There have been times where I have not had a great day, but I found that one thing that I was grateful for, and it made me feel better about that day. Yesterday was the last day of my #365Grateful project.

When I first set out to do the 365 grateful project, I knew this was just for one year. It has been a great year, with so many wonderful memories.

I will still continue to post each day. Instagram will continue to be my microblog. My family and friends will still be highlights of my day. I will continue to find the positive in everything, and all that I am grateful for in my life.

I continued on my #NewBDK health journey.

Attended the World Juniors Bronze Medal game – Sweden vs. Slovakia

Met Bill Ford of the Ford Motor Company

Toured the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant

Had a night out at Mysteriously Yours with Wendy

Lots of moments where I was proud of my girls

Celebrated Lauren’s 8th birthday

Am forever grateful for all that Sanjiv and the team at Nature’s Source have done for me

Got myself a new bike

I found time for my friends – even if it was just for a short time.

Attended a Toronto Blue Jays game with Wendy in the Rogers private box

Took my community management team on a road trip to Detroit, Michigan. A working trip – we captured photos of our visits to the Piquette Plant, Rouge Factory Tour, and Henry Ford Museum.

I participated in my 7th Volunteer Builder’s project, and this was the second I co-chaired.

Celebrated birthday’s of friends I need to spend more time with

Appreciating my time with Dakota, and celebrtaing her 13th birthday

Spending time with friends at Lazy Lakes

Having some of Rachel and Lauren’s friends join us for camping

My team was recognized for our work

Celebrating our 13th anniversary in the #SilvaBulletRV

Took the girls go-karting for the first time – and they did fantastic!

In that awesome summer of camping, we visited some amazing places – like the Ohio State Reformatory, the site used as Shawshank State Prison, the fictional penitentiary in one of my favourite movies, “The Shawshank Redemption”.

Celebrated Wendy’s 40th birthday

Insprired others to better their health

Spent time with new friends at Lazy Lakes

Had an amazing Toronto cluster party with my ICUC Social colleagues

Traded in “Mad Max” – my 2010 Ford Expedition Max King Ranch, for “Raven” – my factory ordered 2015 Ford F-150 Supercrew Lariat 4×4.

Got Rachel her first 6-string.

The girls started Tae Kwon Do

Was in the audience for the 100th episode of the UnPodcast

Had an amazing retreat with my senior youth group

Had some great date nights with Wendy – including this one at #NetfliXmas Christmas get together

Celebrated Rachel’s 11th birthday

Had another fantastic year with our senior youth group.

Did the reading and lit the advent candles on Christmas Eve

I ended my year the same way it began… with Wendy, Rachel, and Lauren. We were blessed to be having a fun night of Rock Band 4 at Paul and Melissa’s place, with Stephanie, Roger and Heather. I couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the new year!

Wishing you all much love, laughter, happiness, safety, success, good health, and prosperity in 2016.

From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

Big Daddy

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Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and Director of Community Management for Ford of Canada through SJR / Hill & Knowlton Strategies. He likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, reviews, and giveaways.

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