Five things I am thankful for

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I love Thanksgiving for the opportunity to take some time off routine work, time to pause and reflect on all the things and people I am blessed with.

My Health

2019 was not an easy year for us. We experienced a few health scares and had to prioritize our well being above everything else. My youngest son continues to battle with his auto-immune condition and not a day goes by when I wonder if Alexander going to be ok.

My own, my spouse and my kid’s health is overall good and I am very grateful for that. The last three years taught me a valuable lesson about the importance of investing time, resources and effort into staying well.

Today, we eat mostly plants, move more, love more, stress less and make a point to pay attention to our well being. The work requires discipline and focus but the outcomes well worth the effort.

My spouse

I have been married for nearly 16 years and I must confess things are not always smooth between me and my spouse. At times we have strong disagreements, arguments, and even serious fights. It is not all perfect in our household. That said, I know that at the time of struggle I can rely on my husband to be there for me.

I am very thankful that we met and found each other. I am thankful for our years of going to school, raising kids, exploring our professional paths, sharing the most amazing and darkest moments with each other. I know deep in my heart, we meant for each other and our relationships and our union make us better people.

My parents and siblings

Today, when my mom and dad 10,000 miles away and I became a mom of three kids, I realize how much work our parents had to endure to raise three of us. Our family, my parents, gave me the foundation and confidence that propelled me forward in life and shaped me into a person I am today. I am deeply grateful for God putting me into my parent’s arms and gave me the childhood I had.

I got lucky, I have two sisters, both younger than me. We are very different but also a lot alike. I feel having my sisters in my life grounded me and made me a happier person.

My kids

Few events in our adult life could be more important than having a family. I was blessed by becoming a mom of three amazing, luminous and crazy kids. They are a light of my life and I am reliving my own story through their experiences and journeys.

I am grateful for all the challenges we had to experience with our family and all the obstacle we had to overcome. My daughter is becoming a young lady and my sons are also growing every day.

Having children is the most exciting, scary and incredibly humbling thing on earth. Being a parent changes how we engage with the world around us. Being a mom changed me and I am very thankful to my kids for being a part of my life.

My work

According to some statistics, as many as 70% of American workers feel unhappy about their job. That makes me a minority. I love what I do.

Today, I run a Management of Change Program for Supply Chain Digital Transformation organization at HP. Every day I wake up, wondering what the day will bring. I look forward to meeting new people, learning new tools and exploring new ways to help thousands of HP employees to adapt new data analytics capabilities. Every day I learn something new about myself, my role and experts around me.

Call me a nerd, but I love my job and most importantly, I love my team. I consider myself very fortunate to be surrounded by competent, kind and highly engaged team members who care about our mission and always happy to support and collaborate with others to reach a common goal.

I am very thankful for the opportunity to do meaningful, challenging work and contribute to overall success.


  • What about you, what are you thankful for in your life?


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