This year more than ever we have so much to be grateful and thankful for. Check out who and what the team & I are thankful for this year.
Sara, the Small Chick:
I am thankful for my supportive family, boyfriend, and friends. I am grateful for everyday I have on this Earth. I am also grateful for the #SCBDTeam, #SCBD wouldn’t be as successful as it is without them! And to you, our readers you keep us going daily! XO
Arlene Gaona: I’m thankful for all the supportive people in my life. I am thankful for this small chick who grew up to be a big chick! Arlene, mom of Sara.
Amanda Mactas: I am thankful for my amazing family and friends and the opportunity to be able to do what I love!
Venita Aspen: Like most of us I am thankful for my family my friends and the life God has provided me with. Who isn’t thankful for these things? I am most thankful for all the opportunities that have been presented to me during my life and the ones that I have taken. I am thankful that I can practice my faith in public without being persecuted. I am thankful for my friends, old new and the ones I know longer speak too because they have all taught me things. I am especially thankful for my best friend of 12+ years Stacie. No matter the few problems we have we can always work them out and it’ll be like nothing happen. Many people can’t say that.
Last but not least I am especially thankful for my mom. My dad worked a lot when I was younger to provide for his family so my mom was my biggest support system. Every dance recital, band concert, plays, whatever it was she was there. Without “The Lady of my Life” I would not have molded into the woman that I am today and the woman that I continue to become. And for that I am THANKFUL.
Kristen Lefkus: I am thankful for my friends both new and old who have been my support no matter the distance. I’m also thankful for my niece who taught me so much about life and putting it into perspective at a time when I really needed it!
Missy Somers: I’m thankful for “The Journey” : For all that life throws at us, the good and the bad; the challenges, heartaches, laughter, and successes. The journey is what gives me the opportunity to grow, experience and truly feel alive. I am thankful for it every day.
Rachel Laitala: I am thankful for: my fantastic family, my wonderful boyfriend, my fabulous friends, technology, fashion, Netflix, my health and energy so I can work (and play) hard each day, laughter, love, Italian food, wine and vodka and music.
Kelly Ann: I am thankful for our collective abilities and opportunities as people to be the changes we wish to see in this world.
Jessica Danto: I am thankful for my friends, family and the opportunities life has given me. I am thankful to be working with such a great team of SCBD members.
Kristen Heard: November always brings up the discussion and question of ‘What are you Thankful for’. Although you should be thankful all year long, this month helps you share it and say it out loud. I am thankful for my Family and Boyfriend, Rick. My family means the world to me; they are always there for me through good and bad. They support me no matter what path I choose in my life and will always back me up with whatever I decide to do. They never judge me and they never put me down.
My boyfriend of 5 plus years does the same. He is part of my family and my best friend. He also does not judge me, always supports me, and can be that extra voice of reason and to push me to do what I want to do. Because of all these reason, I am eternally grateful and thankful to have such a close and wonderful family and boyfriend. I feel like I am a very lucky person to have this, and I never ever want to take that for granted.
Hope Kumor: This year, I’m thankful for my wonderful friends and family. I have a very supportive family who loves me and will stick with me no matter what. Along with that, I’m also thankful to be closer to pursuing my dream as a magazine writer.
Helena Riede: I am thankful for the constant love and support from my family, boyfriend, and friends in everything that I attempt.
Lauren Emerick: I am thankful for my family, friends, and all of the amazing opportunities that I’ve had over the past few years. My friends and family have always supported me in everything that I do. I’m still working my way to where I want to be but it’s been an amazing ride since graduating last year. I couldn’t have done it without all of the love and support I have in my life! I wouldn’t trade them for the world.
Taylor Delandro: I am thankful for my family’s support through everything that I do. No matter what I venture into, they are always behind me, every step of the way. I am also thankful for the many lessons I’ve learned and how much I have grown throughout this year.
Alessia Aron: I’m grateful for the amazing support from friends and family. Especially with my new business, Garden State Food Tours, I know that I can count on them for encouragement, love and good times!
Stephanie Porter: Thankful for the love of my life and our little piggy.
Michael Pecci: I almost thankful for my friends, family, and colleagues who have always supported me and helped me grow into the person I’ve become today. And also wine
Samantha Varneke: I am thankful for my husband and my cats for making my life so happy. I love our family.