“Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions,
especially when it is deep.”
– Felix Frankfurter
To my mother – I am grateful. For your strength. For your good example. For your fire and confidence. That you whisper “I know, I know” in my heart and my head when I need it most. That you stand behind me to catch me if I fall. That you believe that I will not fall.
To my father – I am grateful. For your kindness. For the passion you have for your work. That you taught me the difference between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. For your even keel. That you remind me that I can hold my breath that long.
To my brother – I am grateful. For your good humor. For your courage. For memories that only you and I share. For your service – your sacrifices – to our country. For your life.
To my husband – I am grateful. For your strong arms and warm heart. For your honesty. For your ambition. That you introduced me to Phoenix and Sigur Ros. For your unwavering faith in me. For your gentle soul. For your unquestioning, automatic love.
I am grateful for my in-laws, who have welcomed me fully and lovingly into their family.
I am grateful for my clients, who challenge me and drive me to be better.
I am grateful to my friends, who share pieces of my history, make me laugh, listen to me whine, and love me.
I am grateful for my health.
I am grateful for my country, and all the people who protect it.
I am grateful for a roof over my head, food on my table, and all the good things in my life.
I am grateful for a space to share my thoughts, and a community of women to exchange ideas with. Of course, I am grateful for you, Internet – for your kindness, your presence, your sweet words, and your time.
And that is just the beginning.
There is more – so much more. So much more to say, to be thankful for. My heart is so full of gratitude, I could never express it all.
Happy Thanksgiving, Internet. I hope today fills your heart with enough joy and gratitude to lift you right off the ground.