Pausing to reflect can be a powerful, grounding moment. I’m grateful for all that I am blessed with. A loving, supportive family. Happy, healthy children. A comfortable home. More than enough food to eat. A circle of incredible friends. A career path that is challenging and rewarding. Health and a mind filled with burning curiosity.

If I had to narrow my focus and more clearly define what I’m most grateful for, it would be the people in my life. They are priceless. My children, my husband, my family and friends. Additionally, there are the people I’ve met through my advocacy work. The patients. The carepartners. The advocates. The physicians. The nurses.  The students. The academics. The innovators. The disruptors. The challengers of the status quo.  The endless numbers of people who inspire me and leave me speechless with their works. For the people who disagree with me and challenge me to continuously consider other points-of-view.  For the many who continue to push and motivate me, and show me there is good happening in the world.

On this Thanksgiving, I’m eternally grateful for all of the people in my life.  For the people who make time to be a part of my life. For the people who continue to welcome me into theirs.

Wishing all of you and yours a very Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!


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