Giving thanks.

As the Thanksgiving weekend came to a close, I thought again and again about how thankful I am for all that I have.

I am thankful for my amazing husband. He is a wonderful partner, friend and love of my life. He too works in the same crazy technology industry and understands the world I live and work in. We are an amazing team.

I am thankful that I am a mother of not just my four kids and three stepkids, but for every child I come in contact with. I am very proud of each and every one of my kids.  They are all incredibly inspiring young adults. I am thankful that I have a passion to be a mom and love every minute of it.

I am thankful that I am in great health and strive to push myself physically. I love to run and walk, hike or backpack, cross country ski, downhill ski, mountain bike, horseback ride, kayak and anything that gets me outdoors and moving. It helps my mind, my body and my soul.

I am thankful that I love what I do, that I was made to be a leader and to think big and make it happen. I am thankful that I am able to use my brain, every day.

I am thankful that I push myself harder no matter what. I want to try to do better every day. I want to do good for my family and the world at large.

As I think about it… I am thankful for everything in the world – I am amazed by the people I meet, the places I visit, the books I read, the music I listen to, the art I experience, the beauty of the natural world all around us, in fact everything. My heart and life is full and for that I give thanks.