On this Thanksgiving day, I am thankful. In the past year, my father passed away, I began teaching, and got to spend time with my family. I am stronger than last year, and more focused, and more resilient. I only wish I got to spend time with my dad in his final days. I am immensely grateful for those who believe in me, support me, encourage me, and love me. I am thankful that on this Thanksgiving morning, I don’t feel alone, isolated, or hopeless. I feel very much connected, feel full of gratitude and love for friends and family, and hopeful for things I hope to accomplish in the new year. Hard to capture the sentiment and gratitude. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!