I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude toward the many people/things/events that touched my life this year. It’s in the most challenging times when you realize what truly matters. So take a moment, look around you, and be thankful for the wonders that abound. Be thankful that you are you. Be thankful for the great friends that stand by you when you can barely stand yourself. Be thankful for every step and every breath you take (Sting was on to something). Be thankful for love, for nature, for your totally awesome cat (ok, or dog). Be thankful for teachers, for the ability to learn endlessly and constantly improve. Be thankful for change, for without it you’d never grow and become better. Be thankful for art, for music, for the ability to forgive. Be thankful for feelings, for understanding, for kindness, for respect, and integrity. Be thankful for work, for play, for laughter and even for tears. Be thankful for strength, and creativity. Be thankful for imagination. Be thankful that you have these things, and if you don’t, be thankful that you are capable of finding and learning them. Live life each day with joy and passion. And no matter where you are, or what you are doing, always remember to be thankful for dessert.
Never take anything for granted;
Always be thankful for the simple things;
Slow down and enjoy every moment;
Love with your whole heart.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.