Thanksgiving has taken on different connotations throughout the years than those which were originally intended. And I think it's important to note that despite any historical or cultural implications of the holiday, for many, Thanksgiving has simply become a day to be proud of, to be thankful for, and to honor what you have.
While we all may enjoy the rituals and traditions that we have made with our friends and family surrounding the holiday, this also an excellent time to think about the every day things that we take for granted. It's an excellent time to think about those who are less fortunate than ourselves. It is an excellent time for gratitude. Through all the ups and downs, the hardships, the truly significant and even tragic moments of life, one thing has always stood true; even in the darkest hours, seated in the darkest depths of despair, there is always, always something to be thankful for.
While we are both individually thankful for our families, our children, our friends, and the many blessings that we have in our lives, we are also thankful for you. We are thankful for every person who is reading this right now. We are thankful for everyone who has stopped by to support us. We are thankful for everyone who has read our blog, liked our Facebook page, followed us on Twitter, shared our photos and posts and so much more. We are grateful for the support that we have found in this endeavor. We are grateful that our friends and those closest to us supported us through the start of this project and continue to do so today. We are both honored and appreciative of everyone who has answered questions, been the subject of photos, participated in interviews, all in the interest of helping us get this project off the ground.
Whatever it is that you are thankful for this year, whatever it is that fills you with the most gratitude and joy, embrace it. Because at the end of the day those things are all that really matter.
From One, Unified.
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