Whether you’re spending Thanksgiving the way you wish or not… Or even celebrating the American-only holiday at all, we hope you’ll use today as a prompt to remember what you’re thankful for. We’re thankful for the contributions of so many vibrant women in their prime, changing misperceptions about women our age. Five of these Prime Women writers shared what they are thankful for this year in hopes that it will inspire your own feelings of gratitude.
Valerie Freeman – Co-Founder of Prime Women, CEO of Imprimis Group, BravoTech & FreemanLeonard
- I am grateful for the good health of myself and my husband.
- I am grateful for great friends to share my life with.
- I am grateful for all the hard work that has paid off with successful businesses.
- I am grateful to live in a free country.
>READ VALERIE’S PRIME WOMEN ARTICLES
Jill Allison Bryan – Founder of Creative Oasis Coaching
- I’m grateful for my daughter (20) and our precious relationship. We’ve endured some challenging times over the last several years and we’ve grown closer because of it.
- I’m grateful to live only minutes from my Mom (75) and Dad (77). It makes it nice for spur of the moment visits and helping out quickly in emergency situations.
- I’m grateful that my brother, sister-in-law and niece live nearby as well and that we all truly enjoy spending time together and are there to lend support when needed.
- I’m grateful for the network of strong, intelligent, compassionate, funny, purpose-driven women in my life including my clients, my colleagues and my friends. They lift me up, motivate and inspire me daily!
- I’m grateful for all of my creative passions: playing piano and singing, writing, watercolor, collage, photography, cooking, entertaining and travel.
- I’m grateful for my lovely, eclectic neighborhood. For the diverse architecture, the gorgeous trees, the nearby lake, and especially the diverse people who make this part of Dallas such a fun place to live.
- I’m grateful for my healthy, fit body that lets me do all of the physical things I want to do in life and for the fact that I happen to be one of those lucky people who loves to exercise.
I’ll celebrate my 55th birthday next month. While navigating many changes and challenges over the last five years including a tumultuous divorce, helping my aging parents, being a single parent and building my business, I feel like I am becoming the best version of myself ever and for that, I am truly grateful!
>READ JILL’S PRIME WOMEN ARTICLES
Nancy Weiss – Retired from Corporate America, Founder of A Two Drink Minimum Blog
- I’m thankful for my grandchildren’s smiles, and Sundays spent cooking with family, for pets, long weekends, and a good night’s sleep.
- I’m thankful for music, art, and my toes in the sand, seeing rainbows after a storm, mountains, and the sun on my face.
- I’m thankful my husband can still make me laugh, for happy hours, dancing, and my time alone.
- I’m thankful for my age because it’s given me wisdom through experience, and something to blame my mishaps on.
- I’m thankful for family, and friends, and ice cream for dinner.
- But mostly I’m thankful for my conversations with God which give me a peaceful heart.
>READ NANCY’S PRIME WOMEN ARTICLES
Dr. Bethany Johnson – Professor of Sociology
What I am thankful this Thanksgiving (in no specific order):
- Having my father moved and back in Georgia to live with us.
- Prime Women taking a chance on an unknown and inexperienced writer.
- My small circle of best friends who I know will always be there for me.
- The good health of my family.
>READ BETHANY’S PRIME WOMEN ARTICLES
Nicole Payseur – Former New York litigator, Current Yoga Teacher & Entrepreneur Coach
I am thankful for my health and the opportunity to teach yoga so that every student I have can enjoy a gateway to radiant health through movement and stillness. My goal is to reflect radiant health and let others reflect their light so we live in a verdant, robust society of abundance.
Look for articles from Nicole soon!
Did any of the writer’s answers resonate with you? What are you thankful for this year? We would love to see your answers in the Prime Women Facebook Group!
>READ: BE HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER: THE BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE
>READ: GRATITUDE IS GOOD FOR YOU
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