We Have So Much to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a time to sit down with family and friends and reflect on the good in the world. It’s a seemingly simple task but one that can be difficult to do on a day-to-day basis with all the tragedy and arguments going on in today’s world. But for at least one day, we’ll pause and raise a glass (and pass the mashed potatoes). At Pulse, we consider our readers family. You bring us into your home with each issue and each time you log onto our social and digital platforms. We decided to share our blessings with you. Feel free to share yours with us in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I’m thankful for my loved ones. We’ve all had a number of ups and downs this year and I’m excited that we could all be together for the holidays. I’m especially thankful that my brother is home safe after serving our country overseas in the United States Army. “

— rose fava, marketing

“In a world where crazy senseless things happen every day, I try my best to zero in on all that’s good like the incredible love & support my husband, family and friends give. Without them, I’d be missing my drive to do and be better. Also: coming home to a happy dog after a long day, our scenic and serene shorelines, having fresh flowers around and cheese. And wine, of course wine.”

— alyssa grant, director of advertising

“I am thankful for the people in my life who will be there for me no matter what. My family, friends and boyfriend have all been a part of this amazing life that I am lucky to call mine.”

— meaghan mcckeaver, assistant to the director of advertising

“I am grateful for my mom, who is 86 and healthy, my job, new adventures and the ability to stay positive.”

– gina thornton, suffolk county account executive

“I’m thankful for my two little girls and my parents. It may sound cliché but they are everything to me and have been my rocks to lean on during some crazy times.”

— jennifer diel, nassau county account executive

“I’m thankful for having a successful career in the field that I actually studied in college—that’s very rare nowadays. I’m thankful that both my parents are strong, healthy and happy. I’m also thankful for my niece. She brings so much joy into our lives and is a constant reminder to just live and laugh.”

– navia watson, senior account executive

“I am thankful for the wonderful experiences I have had the opportunity to enjoy this year, including a yoga retreat in Berkshires and an Alaskan adventure of a lifetime. The adventures, challenges and friendships I’ve made this year are very special and set a great vision/goal for 2018!”

– jessica suarino, nassau county account executive