I’ve always believed that things happen for a reason. With the same breath I also believe that life is a series of events from the past, converging with the present to take us into a future – part predictable and part fate. Change one thing, and the whole sequence changes!!!

From the last Thanksgiving to now, our lives have travelled on another road of stability and constants. Along the way I have rubbed shoulders with some interesting personalities, a great stimulus to my brain. I remembered to stop and smell the roses and coffee long enough to make some lasting friendships. I was fortunate enough to open my heart and mind for endless possibilities and passions.

And in this entertaining and privileged journey, I am grateful for every person I had crossed paths with, every event that only made me more strong and I am truly grateful for my family that stayed plateaued, with their unconditional love, support, trust, faith and hope. I am forever grateful for having a husband who can still make me laugh so much that brings tears to my eyes, and my lovely daughters who mean the world to me and have blossomed into wonderful human beings. 

Everyone is not as fortunate as some of us are, and will keep them in our prayers and our sincere wishes to not lose hope and our heartfelt support goes to them, in their effort to make a life. A smile here, a kind word there, a pat on the shoulder and a tight hug is all it takes sometimes, to make a difference in a person’s life. And as you spend time with your family, please say a prayer for the less fortunate – just a few seconds of your time to think of them.

To all those who are a part of our lives – Thank you! And thank you for being in our lives.

From my household to yours, wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!