Gracias. Malo. Wir danken dir.

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d just like to express my gratitude and what the holiday means to me. It isn’t anything profound but I hope that others will share their experiences in response. The thought of us, our families, our communities, and ultimately our nation giving thanks simultaneously moves me …

I love Thanksgiving. I am grateful for the people in my life – my family (the good and the bad), my friends, and the community of people here at the Exponent. I am grateful for my job, my house, and my roommates. I am grateful for the randomness of life itself, the way I have transformed, faith and reason, and constantly being inspired to be better. I am grateful for the constant ability to think and reflect whether in travels or just in daily living.

For me personally, Thanksgiving itself has usually been a time of reflection to think about family, friends, and life. As a child, the holiday was a chance to eat well and time spent bouncing between relatives and learning to appreciate my complex family. As an undergraduate, I didn’t make the drive across Nevada but rather used the weekend as a breath near the end of many a crazy semester to sleep in and study hard before the end of the year and to think about the coming year (Christmas really being the family centered holiday).

Read the rest of this story at
Comments and feedback can be sent to