This year has been a marathon. And with so many ups and downs, it can be hard to feel and express gratitude. Even when life seems anchored in the shadows, there’s always a way to find the light. What are you grateful for this year?
Maggie Q, Founder and CEO
“When it comes to gratitude, I have always been grateful for the same things. Love. Friendship. Opportunity. Kindness. Family. Health. Basically all the things we SHOULD be grateful for. This year, I want to be grateful for every challenge that has come my way. I’m grateful for adversity, for pain, for challenge, trauma, for difficult self-reflection….. for heartache. Sitting with and facing these realities has made me a better, stronger human. But most importantly, it has gifted me the experience on both sides. Without this, I could never be as grateful as I am… every single day.”
Amanda Schardt, COO
“This year has been a magnifier for everything, both good and bad. For the things I was grateful for before, my thankfulness has deepened. I am thankful to be loved, supported and respected by family, friends and colleagues. I am thankful for my health and the great privilege I have to stay home, while others are on the frontlines fighting the virus, reporting and caring for others. I am thankful for the quality time with my animals that fills my cup and for a very happy and quiet first year of marriage. I am thankful that for the first time in 15 years, that I live a driving distance from my parents. I look forward to the day I can upgrade our distant walks to hugs and meals. I am grateful that so many voices were heard this year. I am thankful for hope.”
Peri Donch, Production Manager
Maggie Kim, Content Director
“I am on-my-knees grateful to everyone who voted—and for what I hope is a return to normalcy and decency in our political dialogue and landscape.
Selina Mohr, Content Manager
“This year has been very tough, as it has been for a majority of the people. Trying to make my home and my mind a place of peace, instead of something I escape from once or twice a year with travel as a way to feel rejuvenated, has been challenging but also rewarding. It has caused me to look inward, and to be thankful for everything that I have and the people I choose to surround myself with. I’m so grateful that I have the accessibility that I do. I’m grateful for the beautiful relationship that I’m currently in. I’m grateful for an amazing support system, incredible co-workers, and my dog Aiko. I’m grateful for everyone who is out there working on the frontlines and for the win of Biden/Harris. It’s been a rocky year, but putting my gratitude into perspective has allowed me to find the light in the shadows.”