This Thanksgiving holiday was one of my all-time favorites; I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting older and appreciate my family time more, or if it was because I flew in to see my parents and saved roughly 10 hours by doing so. We had an amazing meal at my grandparents' house on Thursday and went to see a movie that evening (a family tradition). My parents and I went shopping on Black Friday – the crowds weren't too insane, and I picked up a pair of Bose acoustic noise-cancelling headphones. (They've completely changed my flying life already, and I've only used them twice).
Here are some of the things I'm thankful for (in no way is this a comprehensive list):
*generous parents and amazing family in general
*the opportunity to live in my favorite city in the world
*a job that is flexible, and the writing opportunities i've stumbled upon this year
*friendships that have endured for as long as 13 years and continue to make me a better person
*the challenges I've faced this year and the spiritual guidance I've received along the way. Remember: pain that is not resisted will eventually soften.
We all have much for which to be thankful, and I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. xoxo