In honor of Thanksgiving, I’d like to express my thanks to my family, friends, colleagues, readers and social media connections.
Although life continues to throw us curve balls, you continue to show me how to make cosmopolitans from the lemons; to celebrate both the small magical moments as well as the milestone events.
While social media has extended our reach, it’s made it super easy to substitute Teflon likes and tweets for real, heartfelt relationships. So as you gather with those close to you, take a moment to consider what you can say face-to-face to show the depth of your feelings. Even if it’s difficult for you, it will make you and the other person feel better and more connected. At the end of the day, our relationships with other people are the most important things we have. They can’t be bought; they must be felt and developed over time. You must step out from behind your computer screen and actually interact with other people.
My heart goes out to those of you who’ve lost someone dear during the past year. I hope that those around you give you a bigger hug to help you get through the holidays.
I’d like to take this opportunity to remember Trey Pennington who died tragically earlier this year. May those around us never feel that they have no other options.
Wishing you, your family and those dear to you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving,
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