Thanksgiving is here and families everywhere are coming together to reflect on their many blessings. From good health to great family, ESSENCE.com editors share what they're most thankful for this season.
"I’m thankful for the small moments of joy in between all of the craziness that is life. This year, more than ever before, the memories that I’m the most fond of aren’t from vacations or parties, but just laughs shared with my husband, family and friends while living our everyday lives. I’m thankful for them and for those special, memorable and blessed minutes/seconds I’ve had with them in 2015."
Charli Penn, ESSENCE.com Relationships and Weddings Editor
"I’m thankful for my perfectly imperfect family; their love propels me."
Yolanda Sangweni, Essence.com Entertainment Editor
"This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for my health and safety. With all that is occuring around the world and across the nation, I am extremely thankful that I have been fortunate enough to travel to and from multiple cities and countries and then return home to the people I love the most."
Lauren Porter, Essence.com Editorial Intern
"I'm most thankful for a family that loves and supports me unconditionally, a roof over my head, the means to finance that roof myself and the opportunity and tools to go for my dreams."
Dominique Hobdy, Essence.com Beauty Producer and Fashion Writer
"As always, I'm most thankful for the love and health of my family and close friends, but I'm also incredibly grateful for the wisdom of who I became this year in particular. So much of this year has been about wandering, taking risks and finding a sweet spot in imperfection."
Virginia Lowman, Assistant Digital Beauty Editor
"During these trying times, I’m especially thankful for freedom of religion. The ability to worship however and whenever I want is something not to be taken for granted."
Deena Campbell, Essence.com Hair and Beauty Editor
"This year has been full of many ups and downs that I won’t get into here, but as I push towards the end of 2015 things are looking up. So what I’m most thankful for is the health and sanity of my family and friends, the pending joy of homeownership and having the opportunity to work with a group of talented people who make up my extended ESSENCE family. The best is yet to come in all walks of life. I said it, so it shall be. LOL"
Anslem Samuel Rocque, Digital Content Director