Happy Thanksgiving y’all! I hope y’all spend the day with family, friends, and loved ones. Today is the day we reflect on what we’re thankful for. Instead of only using Thanksgiving Day as a day for giving thanks, I am thankful each and every day. I journal periodically and when I do, I list 3-4 things I am grateful/thankful for. Whether it be having a good night sleep with a roof over my head, or treating myself to Roli Roti’s porchetta sandwich (if you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out!) at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, I make sure I’m thankful for the little things in life.
This year is the first in three years since I’ve spent Thanksgiving in the States. The past two years, I’ve traveled to Asia – Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea in 2014 with family, and Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and South Korea in 2015 with friends. It feels a bit odd to not be out of the country, but it feels great to spend Thanksgiving at home this year. Prior to 2014, I’ve been running the Run to Feed the Hungry 10K run in Sacramento, California. I just finished the run this morning with friends! It’s great to surround yourself with individuals who empowers you.
I’ll wrap this up with five things I’m thankful for this year:
- Traveling to Chicago, Grand Canyon National Park, Denver, Atlanta, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu
- Running the Chicago Marathon
- Learning ways to remain calm under stress and anxiety
- Creating healthy habits
- Finding love when I least expected it
What are you thankful for? I wish y’all a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day with family, friends, and loved ones. Lastly, please be safe and have a designated driver if you’re planning to consume alcohol.