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13 Things I Am Grateful for This Thanksgiving


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13 Things I Am Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about gratitude, family and love. Here are all the things that I am grateful for this Thanksgiving. What is on your list?

Here are a few of my favorite things…that I am grateful for.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. That’s because it’s about gratitude and nothing more. We don’t have to buy gifts. There’s no pressure to outdo each other. No need for a mad rush to Macy’s (or if you’re like me – I love shopping online) because your cousin is driving down from Boston unexpectedly. And she’s bought you a gift!

No. Thanksgiving isn’t stressful at all. It is about family, love and enjoying a feast of turkey, chicken, pernil, morro de guandules, arroz blanco and then some.

What can I say? Latino Thanksgiving is not just about turkey.

So, you can imagine how excited I am to be home. I am in NYC as I type, preparing my hot Thanksgiving outfit (a black pleather skirt and a flowy, transparent, short-sleeve black top with a vegan-leather front panel). I can’t wait to be at my Tia Odilis’ apartment with my cousins, sister, mother, brother, sister-in-law, and of course, my niece, Nila. And we will dance. And drink. And be grateful.

So, without further ado (the turkey’s getting cold, y’all), here are thirteen things that I am grateful for this Thanksgiving.


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Opportunities have come a-knocking in 2013, and maybe have been mind blowing. Take this picture. Me and my friends Helen and Allie met with Oxygen executives to discuss our own show...on Oxygen! It didn't work out but how can I not be grateful for this opportunity? So many people work to get in the door. We broke through the door and sat down with major movers in the television industry. That's major. That's something to be proud of.

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? Share your thoughts!

Lead Photo Credit: Sujeiry Gonzalez.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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