What I am Thankful for

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” - Guillaume Apollinaire

 With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted to take this time and talk about some of the things I am most thankful for this year. Every year around this time I like to sit down and dwell on the past year looking at both the good things that have happened and the not-so good things. Everyone has to go through ups and downs every year and it is good to put the bad things to rest and embrace the good things. I feel truly blessed each day to do a job I love and have a wonderful family that supports me. I have read a few articles lately on gratitude and there are studies done which have proven the more gratitude you show in your life to loved ones and others the better you feel about yourself and the happier you will be. That may get a “duh” response from some of you, but think about it, most of your parents have been teaching you to say “thank you” since you could talk and little did they know they were prepping you for a life of happiness and sincere gratitude shown to others.

I am very much looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with family and friends and would encourage each and every one of you to sit down and compile a list of the things you are thankful for each and every day. Like the quote says, sometimes it is important to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

Today I am thankful for:

·      God

·      My family & friends

·      My wonderful husband and my precious daughter

·      My careers and the wonderful partners and employees who I get to work with daily

·      My amazing clients

·      Meeting new clients and friends through all the work and volunteering I do

·      Coffee (hey, I am thankful in the morning for this!)

·      The mountains

.     My beautiful home 

Take some time today and make sure to tell those you care about how thankful you are for them, it will make their day and it will leave you feeling more happy for the rest of your day.

Thanks for reading, I am thankful for you all.