This is a phrase you’ve likely uttered thousands, if not millions, of times in your life. Maybe it’s a quick one, after someone holds the door or elevator for you. Maybe it’s an emphatic one, when a friend pays you a compliment.
Next week, as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, those two small words take on a bigger meaning, and we asked members of the #UHBauer Social Team to express gratitude for one person (or many people) in their lives. Here’s what they shared.
I am thankful for a lot of people in my life. Typically, I express that appreciation for my family and Sam — the most obvious. Right now I want to recognize one of my best friends, Megan! We have been friends for six and a half years now, and she has always been supportive to me. She is the kind of person I can spend six hours with and still feel like we didn’t have enough time to talk! We can go months without seeing each other, and it doesn’t affect the closeness of our relationship. She is down to earth, loyal, and open. Having her friendship is a gift, and I am so grateful for it!
I am super thankful for my girls! They are always there when I need them and I know I can always rely on them. They always have my back and are a full support system. From going to aesthetic places to taking a cozy Netflix day in, they make any day a blast!
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I would not be who I am today without the love and support from my mother. She hasn’t had it easy in life, but she still radiates love and positivity through every word she says and action she takes. Because of her I strive for greatness in every facet of my life. Because of her I know how to persevere through the toughest of battles. Everything I become in life is because of her. She is my best friend, my rock and my hero. I am incredibly thankful and grateful to call her my mom.
The person that has had the most influential impact on my life is my dad. When I was eight years old, my family of six moved to the states with only four suitcases of possessions. Through the process of selling almost everything we owned, leaving the comfort of home to establish a new home, and saying goodbye to friends and family, my Dad was our strength. He taught me to be open to new possibilities, to never say never, but most of all he taught me to trust God in the uncertainty of life.