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I spoke to soon. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful and I should keep my eye on the prize, that prize, in perpetuity. I have plenty of outlets for my gratitude; this one is a documentation of my own for those moments when the world is too busy to ride alongside me.

I’m excited for this next phase of my life and career. Gratitude will be more front and center. So it’s not a wrap. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful it’s not a wrap. There’s too much to appreciate.

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Sometimes…things, videos, clips, all, just speak for themselves. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for Graham Norton getting what matters and brings us all together on days when sometimes, life and trends are trying to do the opposite.

Jump on it.

May any hill we all climb together, as a crew, a gang, be, at the very list, sugary by nature (not cause I hate ya.)


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Imagine a group of friends getting together with a simple idea: finding a way to help their kids make an impact and give back. Imagine that idea being perfectly timed, with the giving season. Imagine the idea being, kids bringing gifts to wrap and give, to other kids in need.

And that’s it. Imagine that group of friends finding a way to do it in the most magically sustained and organic of ways. Finding venues. Doing the work. Watching the word spread of their altruistic efforts. Imagine.

If you imagine that, you’ll want to learn more about what Unity SME is doing every holiday season and has been for year.

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Santas Lil’ All Stars. Which has expanded to over 10 cities around the US…and when the tally is counted, you’ll have thousands of gifts given. It’s the purest and most powerful form of giving.

And it’s arrived in such a powerful way because the people behind it have come at it with the purest of intentions.Please read more about Unity SME.

Please actively follow the #santaslittleallstars hashtag. And please, if you’re interested, attend, or bring this to your city next year. It’s a magical event.

Ekata DoshiSapana PatelMeeta KalawadiaTapan PatelMilan Kalawadia … you all … humble at scale. Amazing job today. #Iamgrateful and #iamthankful to know you.

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“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Sometimes we get caught up in the impact we’re having on the world, we forget the impact the world is having on us. It’s so easy to forget that we’re standing on the shoulders of the investments of time, love, energy that people have made in us.

So today, #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the fact that I’m the beneficiary of some amazing people who’ve made an amazing (large or small) impact on me. All of y’all. “Only the mistakes are mine.” (MX). Happy Thursday, people.

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What song would break your spirits and have you cry mercy? I woke up to an NPR report this morning that Manuel Noriega had passed away. I’m old enough to remember him playing a starring role opposite Peter Jennings on ABC News. My family ate dinner together every night, from 6-7pm, with the ABC Local and then National News Broadcasts every evening. I realize more and more these days that I learned so much from even the ambient noise the news provided. I also learned that the most important time — quiet time — was from about 6:21-6:25 when they covered the weather forecast. With no internet around, if we missed that forecast, hell broke loose. Nevertheless, I digress. The biggest thing I think of when I think of Noriega is how we broke him with Rock music. Almost 30 years later, I wonder what songs would we be able to use to have our competitors cry uncle these days?


(Note: It’s also hard not to think of what Daryl went through on last season’s walking dead, listening to Easy Street over and over again.)

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for what I hope turns into a discussion around the most torturous songs ever written; knowing full well that my passion for pop of all sorts means that my iTunes playlist is probably torture for the rest of the world.


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