I have so many things to be thankful for -- what are YOU grateful for this year?
First off, let me say this! I am beyond grateful to all of you who reached out to me after receiving last month's ezine. The response was overwhelming and if subject lines have anything to do with open rates -- I'm a believer, for sure! Saying I love you and thank you more often seems to be a universal thought and desire for most.
This month, I'm thankful for having the health and ability to take off on an adventure to East Asia with my daughter Chloe -- a senior at Emerson College my alma mater (not sharing what year I graduated)! We spent Thanksgiving Day traveling from Vietnam to Thailand before departing home -- you're probably receiving this as I'm about to land at Logan airport in Boston. Chloe has been studying in Australia this past semester -- so it was a wonderful reunion to see her in Thailand after four months!
So grateful that my son Noah is doing well his freshman year at Landmark College in Putney VT and my youngest daughter -- who I visited in early October -- is doing well at the University of San Francisco!
Everyone is healthy -- the most important thing! I'm grateful my mom is alive and well and will be spending some quality time with me on Cape Cod in December, along with my three children -- who will be in and out -- visiting friends, etc., There's something so nice about anticipating the holiday month and incoming New Year!
I promise you this is not one of those "my life is better than your life" letters -- sent out by many (sorry -- I don't mean to offend anyone here), but the truth is -- life is imperfect. It's tough to believe everything is hunky dory all the time and although I have so much to be grateful and thankful for -- I have challenges as well. You should have seen me attempt to get my medications in order before leaving and needing to take all pill bottles instead of my usual ginormous pill boxes. It goes with the territory of being a fortunate liver transplant recipient! I'm ok with that!
I'm also so thankful to my organ donor, Erica, and her family who I continue to maintain contact with and will attempt to help make their holiday season a better one.
Hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wishing you love, health and happiness in as we approach the holiday season!