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I am Overflowing With Gratitude This Yr

© Andrea Rosenhaft

Supply: © Andrea Rosenhaft

Thanksgiving is Thursday and by the oddity that the lunar calendar generally brings us, Hanukkah begins at sunset two days after Thanksgiving this 12 months. I’ve a lot to be pleased about.

I stay as all the time grateful for my household, particularly my brother. I couldn’t have gotten the place I’m right this moment with out his unconditional love and unwavering assist all through this 12 months and each different. I’m grateful for my associates, who settle for me for who I’m, in and out, quirks, oddities, and all. I’m grateful I discovered a brand new job this 12 months that appears to be an excellent match, the place I’m having fun with my work and the place I really feel valued and appreciated.

Thanks to my shoppers, whose braveness and bravado encourage me day by day. It appears troublesome to be simply beginning out right this moment and with the cloud of the pandemic hanging over us, affecting our psychological well being to the extent that it has, however they proceed to present it every thing they’ve. Kudos to them for displaying up, week after week.

I’m appreciative of the alternatives afforded to me this 12 months when it comes to mentorship for my fledgling enterprise BWellBStrong. I had the lucky expertise of collaborating in a number of entrepreneurial accelerator packages and now, due to one in every of these packages, I’m working with a terrific mentor who has nice enterprise acumen.

Whereas it’s been a rocky 12 months for my bodily well being, I notice it may have been worse. I’ve a beautiful workforce of physicians who’re genuinely invested in my well-being and seeing me by means of short-term crises (comparable to an bronchial asthma flare) and discovering options to longer-term points.

I stay grateful for the hard-won stability of my emotional well being, and for Dr. Lev, my psychiatrist whose door stays open. I availed myself of her open-door coverage a few instances this 12 months and I’m all the time in awe of her whip-smart interpretations and talent to get to the center of the matter. And naturally, she continues to handle my treatment which performs an necessary half in maintaining me secure.

Thank goodness for my rescue canine, Shelby. I don’t know the way we discovered one another, two imperfect beings within the sea of the rescue/adoption course of. When she first got here to me over two-and-a-half years in the past, the board of my apartment was threatening me with having to present her up as a result of she stored growling, lunging, and baring her tooth on the different residents. They have been afraid of her and known as her “vicious.” Right this moment, they comment on how far she has come and on her candy face. They’re not afraid to get on the elevator together with her. Her tail is continually in movement, beating in opposition to the wall of the elevator cab. It’s superb what six months of ‘Prozac for puppies’ can do, however extra importantly, what a secure and loving dwelling can provide offered her for the primary time in her life. Thanks, Shelby, for all you could have given me. Your boundless love and soothing presence have introduced pleasure to my life. As I flip the important thing within the lock, I do know you’re on the opposite facet of the door ready enthusiastically to greet me. And that’s so good to come back dwelling to.

Thanks for studying.


© Andrea Rosenhaft

Supply: © Andrea Rosenhaft


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