We all live busy lives. A work hard, play hard attitude is not uncommon but every year when the Thanksgiving season begins to roll around I can’t help but to feel change. Maybe it’s the visible change in Autumn leaves or the beginning of frosty mornings but the Thanksgiving season is a favorite time of mine.

I feel incredibly lucky to have so many things to be thankful for. I am thankful for my wife, Mackenzie, whom I love and adore. She is so loving and caring and brings incredible amounts of joy, smiles and laughter. I am thankful her hobby has given me the opportunity to experience pets and their unconditional love.

While no one has perfect health, I am thankful we have good health. I am thankful for having wonderful and loving parents. Without either of them I would not be the person I am today. I am thankful my father was given a second chance at life. In 1996 my father had a massive heart attack. So much of his heart died that night, he had to have a heart transplant to live on. 19 years later and I still am thankful each and every day for the wonders of medical science. I am thankful to have an incredible second family. I met Mackenzie’s family over a decade ago. They welcomed me with open arms the day I met them and I am thankful we are surrounded by such loving people, we call family.

I am thankful to have good friends. Those that are willing to be there for me when I need them, whatever it is. Those that I know will call on me when they need something, whatever it is.

I am thankful that we all make mistakes. Without mistakes, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn from better ourselves.

I am thankful to work with an incredible group of dedicated and talented individuals. No one person can do it all. But as a team, we are limitless.