Today I want to acknowledge how very thankful I am. This time last year my life was drastically different and I was preparing for a very different future. What a difference a year makes!!!

As 2011 ended and 2012 began with the biggest heartbreak I have ever experienced, some divine angels conspired to help me create joy in spite of what was happening in my life. Now as this year comes to a close with all the changes, growth, evolving and readjustments it has brought I am still so very thankful.

I am thankful for love … love that continues to inspire, motivate, heal, guide, protect and nurture me. I am so very thankful for my family who grows closer to my heart each day – they truly are the best gift I could ever receive. I am thankful for loving friends who cultivate my world!!! My friends ROCK!!!! My friends who challenge me continually to be my true self, to be better and to do better – I love you! I am thankful for life … health … courage! I am thankful for change! Thankful for prayer … thankful for healing. I am thankful for second … third … forth chances. And I am thankful for the big surprises that life delivers just when I was ready to throw in the towel. Today and everyday I truly am thankful.