As I rush around preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner for 18-20 people this coming weekend, I decided to pause and make a gratitude list.

I am truly thankful for all of the wonderful students who fill my classes each week. Because of you, I get to do what I love for a living. You could choose to go elsewhere but you invest your time in me and that motivates me to work harder. I honestly cannot thank you enough.

I am truly thankful for the women in my life, who lead by example when it comes to fulfilling their dreams. You inspire me to be the best that I can be in all areas of my life.

I am truly thankful for Andrea, my physiotherapist and Francois, my orthotist. These two dedicated individuals keep me dancing and exercising pain free.

I am truly thankful for Margaret and the time that she puts into reading and editing my short stories.  She encourages me to keep writing despite rejection and because of her kindness, I have many wonderful pieces that will be put into a book one day.

I am truly grateful or my husband Peter who believes that we can do anything that we set our minds to. He is always right behind me, helping me to rise higher and dream the impossible.

I am truly grateful for my close friends who love with full hearts, forgive easily and laugh with me until we cry!

What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving. Eat the pie and enjoy! We shall work it off next week. I promise.