I have much to be thankful for this holiday season â€“ and year-round. Though what Iâ€™m most thankful for is my family who fulfills me with love and devotion on a daily basis. They have made me realize that life is a gift which should be cherished and I feel fortunate and blessed with both health and happiness.
Theyâ€™ve taught me to not sweat the small stuff, as I tend to do on occasion. When I see my husband and two girls I realize I have just what I need right here at home â€“ love.
â€“ Tracy Blue, Publisher
This year Iâ€™m most thankful for stretchy leggings and baggy sweaters to hide the gluttonous amount of turkey and casserole I will surely consume, my sister, who despite being a Wildcat has agreed to cheer on the Cards with me on the 29th, parents who pay attention to my love of wine and stock the wine cabinet with bottlesâ€¦to share, of course, and a better half who promises to hang my new advent calendar from Target as soon as Thanksgiving comes and goes, right?!?
– Lauren DePaso, Executive Assistant to the Publisher
I am so fortunate to be surrounded by my family and friends who put a smile on my face, a laugh in my day and unending love and support in my life when things get crazy or tough!
â€“ Lori Kommor, Style Editor
I am thankful every morning on my drive in to work for the joyous Christmas music already flooding the airways. And I am thankful every evening for the Hallmark “Countdown to Christmas” movie marathon. The music and the movies are wonderful for the soul. They always lift my spirit and put me in a cheerful mood. The holidays are my favorite time of year, and the festive music and movies remind me of how much I have to be thankful for: good friends, family (near and far), health, love and so much more!
â€“ Bridgette Borraga, Ad Services
Iâ€™m thankful for family and friends, my two cats and my new relationship, Louisville basketball and a job that lets me sit on the court to photograph it. Iâ€™m thankful that I live in a city with such amazing food. Iâ€™m thankful that my 14-year-old Honda is still alive and kicking. Iâ€™m thankful for bourbon and all the Germantown dive bars that pour it. But what Iâ€™m most thankful for is that Iâ€™m still alive to be thankful. Now bring on the turkey.
â€“ Chris Humphreys, Chief Photographer
Iâ€™m thankful for my new position, love in my life, old friends and new and a city so humming with artistic energy that it shakes the pollen from the trees. Iâ€™m thankful for the earthshaking revelation that potatoes come in a pre-sweetened variety. And Iâ€™m thankful for the chance to learn and write about the people in a great town Iâ€™m proud to call home.
â€“ Todd Zeigler, Copy Editor
Iâ€™m thankful for my boyfriend, family and friends. Iâ€™m thankful for my four-legged children whom I love dearly. While we all wish for more in life, Iâ€™m blessed with good relationships, a roof over my head and warm meals, something none of us should ever take for granted.
â€“ Malissa Koebel, Graphic Designer
I am thankful for my family. Being a mother is my greatest achievement in life. Without my babies, I wouldnâ€™t be me. My husband is the most amazing man and father; he has blessed my life in so many ways. My dad is the greatest man I have ever known and my grandmother is the strongest and only female figure Iâ€™ve ever had. I love them all more than words can say.
â€“ Chaddie England, Receptionist
Iâ€™m thankful for new beginnings and new opportunities. Iâ€™m thankful that I took the leap and moved to Louisville, a city that I have fallen in love with, and met my future wife.
â€“ David Harris, Sales Manager
Iâ€™m thankful for my girlfriend, my cats, my appetite, my friends. Iâ€™m thankful that I still canâ€™t hum a single Justin Beiber song. Iâ€™m thankful for Louisvilleâ€™s long summer and short winter. Iâ€™m thankful to my mum for tolerating me and loving me. Iâ€™m thankful for most things in life including baconâ€™s existence. But most of all Iâ€™m thankful Iâ€™m alive. But I do wish I could win the lottery.
– Igor Guryashkin, Staff Writer
Iâ€™m thankful for my sweet husband, true friendships and our little family of fur-kids. Iâ€™m thankful to have a place to call home in this great city, and most of all Iâ€™m thankful to be healthy.