November 19, 2012


This past weekend I was fortunate to experience my very first Friendsgiving. Our friends hosted a lovely dinner, and as we went around the table saying what we were thankful for, I was struck with the comforting sense of belonging. I never could have imagined when I first started graduate school that I would be part of such a tightknit group of people, and our development from nervous nerds to forever friends has been a blessing. These individuals and their partners comprise a solid group of people who I feel so lucky to know, and the family we have created with each other is one that I cherish dearly.

This time of year reminds me how important it is to take a step back, observe my life without judgment, and acknowledge how much I have to be thankful for. Being thankful is a state of mind and a way of being, and we don't need to wait until November to reflect on the good that is present in our lives.