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Happy Mother’s Day and Huge Thanks to My Mom!

This video is for my Mom. I don’t think it needs a lot of words… but if I were to add some, they’d be along these lines: Thanks for teaching me to be tough and tenacious. To have a sense of humor – and great appreciation for one. For making me stand on my own when I just wanted to hide under the covers (or behind your skirt, as a child). Thank you for giving me an appreciation for the outdoors, even against my will. Thank you for teaching me to be open-minded and honest, and for teaching me the power of forgiveness and acceptance.

Thank you for being honest with me, and teaching me honesty. Thank you for not painting my world with a bunch of flowers all the time – that’s not reality…. and it made me more prepared for life. Thank you for giving me an appreciation for the good things in life: great food, wine, art, nature, love. And for teaching me that those good things can overcome the bad.

Thank you for working so hard to make our family whole. Thank you for hosting Christmas for oh, at least 40 some years. 🙂 Thank you for teaching me how to stay strong in tough times and giving me a sense of stubbornness that has served me well. And, that although life is far from perfect, there are amazing things that can happen every day.

I hope I can teach my kids all the wonderful things you’ve shared with me – and be at least as good a mother as you are. I love you.

Thank you, Veterans. Thank you, Ken.

This is me with my two brothers. On the right is my brother Ken. We were in NYC to visit my other brother, Brian on the left – right before Ken was deployed to Iraq. I’m happy to say that he served his time (that time around) and made it home safely, although his life had certainly changed dramatically.Today, and every day, I owe him a huge amount of thanks for the sacrifices he’s made as a military man. The things that he’s had to face in his life – and in two wars – are beyond my comprehension. Both personally and professionally, he has always been one of the most dedicated and honorable people I have ever known.

If you know a Veteran be sure to send her or him a note of personal thanks today. The efforts and sacrifices they give in fighting for us go far beyond the obvious – and stay with them for a lifetime.

Thank you, Ken.

Yep, I’m thankful too

Playing around on all the new social media sites – Twitter, Seesmic, what have you – I have seen a lot of “What I’m Thankful For” posts. Of course, I’m thankful for a lot of things this Thanksgiving, so I thought I’d follow suit:

  • Two incredible sons who keep reminding me not to take everything so seriously.
  • A fabulous husband who makes an amazing pumpkin cheesecake and keeps me laughing all year long.
  • A close knit family and in-laws that rock, too.
  • My grandfather, who is an amazing testament to living the good life. He just turned 83 and is still in the gym every day. He also spent the last 15+ years by my grandmother’s bedside while she struggled with Alzheimer’s. (I’ll be posting about that amazing story sometime soon.)
  • My oldest brother (a brilliant NYU film student) who drove up from NYC with his girlfriend to spend the weekend with us.
  • My new social media friends! In a very short time I’ve felt welcomed to a whole new world of Boston tech enthusiasts – and I keep learning from them every day. Amanda Mooney, Scott Monty, Chris Brogan, Sarah Wurrey, Jeff Pulver, Nate Burke and more. Thank you for all the tips – and laughs!
  • The opportunity to be a working mom. Some days it feels overwhelming but I love both roles, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Now, back to the family.

Happy Thanksgiving!