It's always a lovely thing to take a few minutes out of your day and just appreciate the good things in life when all the bad appears more pronounced. But it's almost a must to do so on thanksgiving day. I am thankful for many things in life; from the small like finding a parking spot at Whole Foods when limited on time to the big like having a healthy family.

But this year I want to shed a little light on one we forget to appreciate the most. Our friends.

Lately I have been more appreciative of them in a way I hadn't been before, but I haven't verbalized it as much as I should. So to the women I surround myself with, I am incredibly thankful for your friendship, your ambition, your passion, and your strength. Cheers to more years of growing, encouraging, supporting, and learning from one another. I look forward to more dinners with friends who've become family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. - Directly from my files of shitty pictures, pictures with great friends right below and Blanca's speech from Friendsgiving dinner above