It’s been a while since I posted something. I’ve been going through some changes in my life these past few months… Good changes (insert smile here). Not sure if the changes are from me getting older but lately, I’ve been reevaluating my life, tuning out some “outside noise” and really focus on what’s important.
One thing I’ve learned about myself is Thanksgiving happens to be my favorite holiday. Yes, more thank Christmas, Halloween, Easter… The older I get, the more I reflect on what I’m really grateful for. My amazing career, my awesome family (I’m sure you see my mom’s comments of Facebook), supportive friends, and overall, everything that I have in my life and home.
2013 is definitely a very momentous year. I proposed to life partner/soul-mate, starting to set roots at my new home, and work continues to be very rewarding. This year, my company, HMBD Insurance, decided to do something amazing for Thanksgiving. My team and I had a very challenging goal… Help feed 100 needy families. This hits home for me. You see, I never really experienced a true Thanksgiving meal with my family. We went to our relatives for the holidays but my mom, brother and I never really had our very own Thanksgiving holiday. I didn’t know how to prepare the turkey, fixings, etc. until one night, it finally happened… It was magical…
Because of my past experience, I know what it’s like not having the means to have a Thanksgiving dinner. We really didn’t have much growing up. I was raised by a single mom who did everything she could for my brother and I. She provided us the important necessities that we needed in life… something that I’ll always be thankful for. So this year, I told myself, it’s going to be the BEST THANKSGIVING EVER!
Two years ago, my company collected 25 frozen turkeys for the women’s shelter. This year, we’ve partnered up with Food Finders and Long Beach Basket Brigade. We’ve collected donations from our friends and clients to help assist these organizations. I’m happy to report to you that we’ve collected enough monetary donations to purchase at least 75 turkeys, collected 18 additional turkeys, and 7 box full of dinner fixin’s! The most we’ve ever done!
This year’s accomplishment reminded me why we’re here on this earth… I believe that we’re all here to make a difference on each other’s lives.
- I am thankful for my mom and dad who me how to love
- I’m thankful for my brother who taught me how to share
- I’m thankful for my friends who taught me compassion
- I’m thankful for my amazing life partner for teaching me trust and support
- I’m thankful for my dog, Fred, for teaching me unconditional love
- I’m thankful for my office family for teaching me TEAMWORK!
- I’m thankful for my clients for continuing to support my crazy ideas
- I’m thankful for this world for teaching me my life’s purpose.
May your Thanksgiving holiday be filled with warmth, love, and FAMILY MEMORIES!