Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Turkey Day is finally here!  To most Americans that means a day with family eating hoards and hoards of turkey, stuffing, mashers, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and of course pumpkin pie.  Today I am prepared.  I have chosen to wear leggings and a puffer vest for two practical reasons.  One, I don't have to worry about jeans cutting off my circulation at my waist, loosening my belt or unbuttoning my pants.  And secondly, big puffer vest will cover my exploding belly that is soon to begin growing with a food baby.  It will be a day of food, family, wine...and of course falling asleep watching football.

Growing up we were taught about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving harvest with the Native Americans at Plymouth Rock.  We were also taught to reflect on our lives and be thankful for the life we've been given. So, as I was taught in pre-school or kindergarten, I will continue the tradition.

First and for most, I am thankful for my wonderful family.  I am thankful we are able to travel from St. Louis, Dallas and Kansas City to spend the holiday together here in Pittsburg.  I am thankful for the love and support my family has always given me throughout some of the hardest times in my life.  I have truly been blessed with a loving and caring family (including my fabulous dog, Marley).  

Secondly, I am so very thankful for my FABULOUS FRIENDS!  I have the most amazing group of girlfriends a girl could ask for.  I love each and every one of you dearly!  I am so blessed to still be in touch with some of my oldest friends from elementary school through high school.  You girls keep me grounded and have truly shown me the meaning of friendship.  I have the hottest college Jayhawk babes who brighten my life more and more each and every time we get together.  I only wish we could be together more often.  I am also so thankful for my fabulous group of friends, male and female, in Kansas City.  It is you who keeps me coming back to KC and makes me miss KC so much!  Finally, I am extremely thankful for the future PAs of America I have grown to love in STL.  My girls in St. Louis have kept me sane.  Most people know how much I hate STL and I couldn't have survived this long without the love and support of my fabulous friends whom I've become very close to throughout PA School.  P.S. My PA Boys - I love you too....in a friendly way...you know who you are.

Next, I am thankful for YOU....yes, YOU...reading this right now!  I couldn't be happier or more thankful so many of you have supported me and my blog.  I thank you for continuing to read my posts and praise me.  I cannot tell you how much I LOVE making people laugh and smile.  When someone sends me a message saying I made their day or helped them sort through emotions, my heart sinks and smiles.  I hope I can continue to bring happiness in to each and every one of your lives.  

Finally, I am thankful God has blessed me with a warm home, a happy heart, food, faith and hope.  I am so grateful for all I've been able to do in my life including traveling the world, getting a top notch education and pursuing my love for medicine.  It has long been my passion to help others and I am so thankful in a little over a year I will FINALLY be able to pursue my career...and actually get paid (after I pay off all my school loans of course)!!!

There are so many other things I am truly thankful for, but I've got a turkey to tend to and I'd rather not bore you to death.  I hope you all have a blessed holiday and are able to spend it with family and friends.  Don't forget to take a moment to reflect on your life and give thanks!!  If you feel like, let me know what you're thankful for...I'd love to hear from you!  

-Stay Sassy, xo

Good luck to all of you taking on
Black Friday tomorrow!!!

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