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 that yesterday I got to spend a fun-filled day with my mom.  We spent the day Christmas shopping, talking and making memories that will last a lifetime.

I am blessed to snuggled in front of the TV to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade remembering the fun we had last year when Belinda, Ashley, Ashleigh (yes, two of them) and Amber were here.  I got to cross seeing the parade in person off my bucket list!

I am blessed to be spending Thanksgiving with my dad, my step-mom and my extended family.  I am excited to be having not only traditional foods but my niece will be making a vegan meal for me to try!

I am sad because today our family is apart.  Something that I need to get used to since Belinda is married and living in North Carolina.  Holidays are now split between New Jersey and North Carolina.

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 has 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 4 years ago, a $99 kit would make such a difference in my life. I have a growing business with a 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 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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