It’s almost Thanksgiving and, here in the United States, it’s a special time to gather with family and friends, and express gratitude for all the good we have. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is tradition – those special practices that may be unique to us and our families that have become familiar over time.

At our Thanksgiving dinner, we always try to share something that we are especially grateful for before we begin our meal. I also usually write a gratitude list at the beginning of each day as part of my morning routine. Invariably, at the top of my list, are people – the friends, family and often the people I encounter in my daily round. Close family and friends (some of whom have become family) are always what’s most important for me, followed closely by good health, a comfortable home, delicious food, and all the countless gifts too numerous to list here. Thanksgiving is a time to pause and acknowledge the good that we sometimes take for granted.

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So at this time of reflection and gratitude, let me express my thankfulness for all of you – family, friends, clients, and community. I am blessed to have each and every one of you be a part of my life, and I know that. One of the most important components of health and longevity is our relationships, our connections to others. This Thanksgiving please know how grateful I am for you – for your friendship, your place in my life, your support, and for taking the time to read these words.

I wish for you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving holiday, filled with all the good and love your heart can hold.

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