Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I’m holding on to the good vibes. Like everyone, I suppose, I am prone to distraction, sometimes forgetting to take moments to be grateful for the gifts I receive each day.
This past year has truly been a whirlwind of change, professional and personal. At times it felt like the pace was unbearable, but in retrospect, I couldn’t feel more grateful for every moment I was given…
I loved reading posts from some of my favorite bloggers this past week, each sharing the things that meant the most to them. (I was especially inspired by Johnny, Ilina, Sonia, Deirdre, and Erika) While we all seem to agree these thoughts are of the sort we should entertain daily, for one reason or another, I don’t always make it there. I want to change that.
Back on the path we go.
I have many reasons to give thanks…
For every moment I’m able to share with my patient and kind husband, Andrew, and our prodigious son, Joe.
For every member in our family, alive and in spirit, and for the love we’ve been able to share in this life.
For every friendship I’ve ever made, for the memories we’ve created and the ways our relationship shaped my life.
For the amazing home we share in a beautiful neighborhood, with some of the best neighbors a homeowner could hope for.
For the ongoing awesomeness of our Main Street community, and for our local newspaper that brings me joy almost every day.
For the freedom I’m afforded with my work, allowing me the ability to live anywhere near an airport with an Internet connection.
For the technological and organic opportunities available in our lifetime.
For the people who work hard every day to make life better for the rest of us.
For the programs and projects I’ve been a part of, and for the wonderful individuals I have worked alongside.
For my mentors, who have changed my life beyond comprehension.
For my formal education, which continues to prove its value on a daily basis.
For the opportunities that continue to present themselves, and for all those that have already been realized.
For the obstacles that gave me great fight stories, regardless of whether I won or lost.
For unanswered prayers.
For the countless albums that are woven into my soul, and for the musicians who gave birth to them.
For everyone who has helped me, whether he let me merge in front of him in traffic or she sponsored my tuition for a life-changing course.
For everyone who has allowed me to help him or her in one way or another.
For a life that allows me to give more than I take.
For a life that allows me to live the way I want to live.
Thank you for being part of my story. I hope you’ll let me know if I can more positively impact yours…