Hope Wissel

Happy Thanksgiving


Today I am feeling blessed for so many thing.  As always it is a day filled with lots of mixed emotions…as usual, I am crying tears of joy and gratitude mixed with tears of sadness.

I am blessed to be celebrating the holidays with her and some of her friends in New York City at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The weather is COLD but it has been on my bucket list to do ONCE.  This is it!  After today I will sit at home snuggled in front of the TV to watch the parade – WARM!

I am sad because the rest of our family is spread across the State of NJ.  Rob is having dinner with his mom – the first time in years.  Mom and Sal are in South Jersey eating dinner out.  Dad and Patti as well as the rest of that side of the family will be gathered at Dad’s for out traditional dinner.

Memories of years gone are filled with high school football games, homecoming floats, dinner at Grams with the entire family. As in years past, lives changed and so did family dynamics. Along came Belinda and the splitting of holidays between family. The family has gotten smaller as our family of angels in heaven have grown.

I am blessed in so many ways. I am grateful that my family is healthy. The year has been filled with trials which have all been blessings in disguise.

Thirty One has blessed my life too. Who would have thought that 3 plus years ago, a $99 kit would make such a difference in my life. I have a growing business with an amazing team of women who continue to amaze me with their strength and friendship. It has given me an income that allows me not to work full-time.  I also have met amazing women who are now customers, hostesses as well as my friends. I have been blessed to be able to share my blessings from Thirty One with those who are less fortunate giving back to our community.

Words can’t express how grateful I am today and every day. My wish is that each of you have a blessed Thanksgiving – enjoying the time with your friends and family. Cherish the moments for all the years to come.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful Thanksgiving!



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