As we move further and further into the fall season, we come closer to one of my favorite days of the year — Thanksgiving. There’s something extra special to me about a holiday built around love, friends and family with no focus on gift giving. Nowadays, we all rush around from one activity to another, checking items off our to-do lists and lacking the time to slow down and enjoy each other. I think Thanksgiving makes us focus on what matters.
As I prepare for my family gathering, I’d like to share a few things that I am extra thankful for this year.
- Family. It seems obvious to say, but sometimes those we love the most end up coming in last. I can think of many nights where I accomplish everything I have to do in a day, look up and it’s time for bed. I’ve only seen my husband in passing or to say “Good morning” and “Good night.” I’m grateful for this holiday to spend with him and our children.
- Career. I am so lucky to love what I do. But who wouldn’t enjoy helping people find their dream homes and sell their homes so they can move on and follow dreams? Our real estate market has remained strong in Northern Virginia, making it easy to help my clients fulfill their real estate needs.
- Clients. My clients are the ones who fuel my career, but it’s so much more for me. I treasure the relationships I get to build each year, because that’s what this business is all about. I get to know people, understand who they are and what they are looking for and help them find the home they are looking for. Thank you to each of my clients for allowing me to know you and your families, for trusting me with your business and for sending me your wonderful referrals!
- Community. In addition to working in Northern Virginia, I also live here and couldn’t be more grateful for the wonderful communities surrounding me. We have excellent schools, highly involved civic and community groups and large and small businesses to meet every need. Our proximity to the shore, mountains and our nation’s capital make it easy to create fun getaways without having to go far. We really do have it all!
- Home. I’m grateful for my own home and the cozy comfort it provides to me and my family. I’ve always been a bit of a homebody and enjoy adding personal touches to each corner of my home. My home is a reflection of myself, my DIY project and my safe place to land at the end of each day.
- Daily comforts. As we focus on Thanksgiving, I’m reminded to be thankful for the things we sometimes take for granted — warm healthy meals, hot showers, comfortable beds, heat and A/C. This year, I’m setting aside time to be grateful for all of life’s daily conveniences and give where I can, whether that’s donating food to a food bank, cleaning out my closets and donating to charity, or purchasing blankets for the homeless. If we all do a little, it adds up to a lot.
This Thanksgiving, I wish you happy time with family and friends, a sense of comfort and fulfillment, and a fruitful end to 2016. Happy Thanksgiving!