This has certainly been a messed up year. No one, and I mean no one would have expected all this, nor would we have thought that we would still be dealing with this nearly nine months later.

But here we are just days away from Thanksgiving, and this year the holidays will be unlike any of the holidays that we have celebrated in the past.

A lot of people have lost their loved ones due to this horrible virus, and a lot of people and businesses have lost so much as well.

The end is near for this pandemic. It can't happen soon enough, however.

It is a bummer for me this year where I will not be spending Thanksgiving with my family, and based on Social Media, there are a lot of other people who will not be seeing their family either.

It's been almost a year since I have seen a lot of my family, and as much as I would love to see my brother, sister-in-law, father, niece, nephew, and all my cousins this year, it just isn't happening, and I just have to remember that it's temporary and at the end of the day, I still have so much to be thankful for.

So here's my ( probably cheesy) "What I am thankful for this year" list:

  • I am thankful for my health
  • I am thankful for my families health
  • I am thankful for my dog Winston. He is definitely my #1 buddy.
  • I am thankful for all my amazing friends. (I have gained some new ones during the pandemic as well)
  • I am thankful for where I live (My "backyard" is the Jersey Shore)
  • I am thankful for my job. I am very fortunate for what I get to do every single day.
  • I am thankful I have a roof over my head every night
  • I am thankful that the New York Mets have a new owner.
  • I am thankful that the Hockey season is (hopefully) starting on January 1st
  • I am thankful for my boat.
  • And of course...I am thankful to all of YOU who listen to me every single day

I don't want to bore you with more, but you get the idea.

Remember...At the end of the day, there are so many people that have it far worse than we do, so when your frustration level is about to get out of control, take a step back and realize the many blessing we have in our lives.

I just want to wish you a Happy (and also a healthy) Thanksgiving to you and your entire family.

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