Thanksgiving is by far my FAVORITE holiday! Some may ask, why? Well for me, it has no religion attached to it, amazing food and most importantly a great message: BEING THANKFUL. Yes, it’s easy to say we should be thankful every day for our health, our family and friends, and to just wake up and be alive. But lets face it, we are all human and lose site quite often of how thankful we are for the people and things we surround ourselves with. This Thanksgiving is extra special for me, because I enter a new chapter in my life and become a mother. As I sit here and write this I am officially a mother of my two day old precious little princess, Adiena Paige Lewis. During this last month of pregnancy the word THANK YOU has been said and mailed out to numerous friends and family who have been here to help me with the transition into motherhood. The endless amounts of emotions flood my mind of how thankful I am to be given the gift of creating life I’ve been told countless times throughout my pregnancy “Your life is going to change”. Which brings me to a great quote that I first heard on Bravos Don’t be Tardy. (DO NOT JUDGE ME lol, being 9 months pregnant leaves you with a lot of TV watching on the week nights and weekends, and seeing that my husband travels a lot my SVU binge watching has been on hold until he returns and BRAVO is my guilty pleasure ;)) I digress… The quote is by Neale Donald Walsch: “Your life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. As I think about all the things I’m thankful for during this holiday, I’m also made aware how my life is going to change. And with that being said, I see change as a positive force rather then a negative. I, for one, thrive on change. I like the challenge of figuring out the new routine and being forced out of my comfort zone. Not everyone does and don’t kid yourself, there were many points in my life where change was the devil to me (a Type A personality who thrives on consistency). But I leave you with this, as I’ve grown up I have realized that part of change also brings about the need to be thankful; Thankful for adversity and how change ends up molding each person into a better self.