How did it get to be this time of year again so quickly? Time to get together with family and friends, share delicious food, conversation and laughs, all which warm our bellies and souls. A magical time indeed. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I’d like to share some of my thoughts on gratitude in my life. I am deeply grateful to love what I do and to have passion for my work. I am so incredibly lucky to be able to get up each morning with complete happiness in my work-life. I have an amazing business partner who has become one of my most cherished friends in the world. To do this together is a blessing, one that I will never take for granted. I have so grateful for each and every client/student who walks in my life, for they all motivate and inspire me every single day.
I am eternally grateful for an unconditionally loving family, who has always been in my corner, lifted me up when I fall, shared happiness at my highs and accomplishments, and protected and respected my individuality, goals and opinions. They have always pushed me to be the best person I can, to go after my goals and to dream big. And I have to say, with all of them behind me, I push boundaries and follow my dreams, even when I’m scared. So truly, my family is the greatest gift to me in this world. And for that, I have so much gratitude.
Despite having my family’s unconditional love and support, I am hard on myself. I can be very critical, and often don’t show myself unconditional love and support. I forget to be grateful toward me. Quick to think I always need to do more, take on more, be better, never stop….it can be exhausting. I think we can all be our own worst enemies and too hard on ourselves. It’s important to take a look around and be grateful for everything we bring to this world, everything we’ve accomplished in the last year. Sure, there’s always room for more-we can try harder, get stronger, improve more. But we don’t have to be perfect. We need to look back at the year and see all that we’ve done, and be thankful and show gratitude to ourselves.
When I look back at the past year, I see someone who every day takes care of my family, my clients, my work, my friends, my home, my health and I give myself fully to each of these things most of the time. I am a care-taker, a nurturer, a “yes” person; I love deeply and strongly and am very protective of those I love. And today, I am going to be grateful for the person I am, seeing the positive, appreciating all the hard work I’ve done, all the accomplishments I’ve made.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!