When I sit down to type this every year I’m normally sitting in my upstairs office and looking out the window I can see the leaves falling from the trees and the thing that almost always crosses my mind is “How did I get here? “Where did the time go?” Another year is almost over and that’s a little surreal to me. Remember when you were a child and time crawled by? Christmas was two hundred years away and Winter break felt like three years off from school. Or when you really wanted to go to the movies during the weekend but it was Monday and you couldn’t go until Saturday and that would take about ten years to get to. Time crawled when I was 5, 10, 12, 16 years old. As I got older time got a hell of a lot faster and I’ve reached the point there are simply not enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do. It doesn’t help I live in New York where everything is rushed. The mentality of a New York minute is a real thing! It translate as everything needs to be now, right this minute, absolutely no waiting, NOW, NOW, FAST, QUICK, HURRY! When I go to California I marvel at how endless the days seem but in New York, well, everything flies right by.
Thanksgiving is a weird holiday because I get pretty sentimental around this time of the year because I look around me and I realize how much I have to be thankful about.
I’m always grateful for everything I have. I’ve been blessed with great parents, an awesome older sister, and fantastic friends. I live every single day like it’s my best day even when stuff gets hard or I’m stressing. I truly believe we were meant to live our lives smiling and laughing. I also truly believe you can always find one thing to smile at even when stuff seems hard, stressful, or incredibly difficult there’s at least one thing you can grab onto and allow it to bring a smile to your face. Maybe it’s a favorite TV show, maybe it’s the package you’re expecting in the mail, or maybe it’s just getting home, kicking back, and having a peaceful dinner! Grab on to that one thing and smile at it today won’t you? And please live your life like that everyday! Remember the good, smile at the little things, and don’t let the negativity in this world eat you up. I promise there’s good out there, the Empire hasn’t won and the Rebel Force is strong!
And of course, I’m thankful for all of you! You’re like family to me and I really truly treasure the time you spend with me each day.
Remember to be thankful you’re alive and able to enjoy all the good things and even the bad ones too!
May your Thanksgiving be filled with lots of food, great friends, family, and most important your gift of life.
Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to be a good human today and all the days of your life!