I feel like we often get so wrapped up in the food and the traveling and the shopping craziness, that we forget what Thanksgiving is really supposed to be about. Or at least what we learn that it’s supposed to be about in grade school :) GIVING THANKS.
Tom. My best friend, the love of my life, my future husband, the person who will eat quinoa for me even though he hates it haha Through thick and thin, I could not be more thankful for this crazy man. And I’m so incredibly thankful I get to spend the rest of my life with him :)
My animals. Even in their worst moments (which happen somewhat often haha) I love having these crazy nuggets in my life!
Family. What can I say, I am who I am because of these amazing people who have cared for me and helped me grow my entire life…and still do so every day! And now that Tom and I are getting a married, I’m excited that my family is expanding even more…couldn’t be more elated!
My health. This is something I feel like I sometimes take for granted…. But I realize I shouldn’t…at all. Moments like this help me really appreciate the fact that I’m doing these workouts not just for me (but that’s also important!) but for my greater health…for Tom, for my future kids/grand kids, for when the dog wants a good run. I am so grateful I am able to do the things I do.
Doing my part. In the form of working for an amazing conservation organizaiton, National Aquarium. While there isn’t much that tops the feeling of witnessing a child fall in love with nature/animals for the first time at our venue (seriously, I’ve teared up on multiple occasions haha), there is so much I get out of just working for a nonprofit with a mission of saving the planet through inspiration and education.