I can’t believe it’s spring already! Since I last connected with you all through this newsletter, a lot has gone on in my life. As you may or may not know, after 18 years, we lost our dog Baby. She was my first dog and a dream come true for me as I dreamed of having her my whole life. She was such a fighter and was with Keven and I since the very beginning of our relationship. Losing her has been extremely difficult on us but we find comfort in knowing that she is no longer in pain, and we remind ourselves to shift our tears over to celebrating her amazing life and the joy she brought to this world. I also got to see my parents for a few days in Connecticut this past week which was so much fun. My parents bring me so much happiness. My mother, who is battling stage 4 brain cancer, has been fighting hard each day and I’m so proud of her. The love my parents have for one another is so beautiful to see. We had so many laughs and LOTS of food (we’re Greek so that’s not a huge surprise!) My life continues to become happier and more peaceful every week since my surgery and I truly believe it’s due to my constant state of gratitude. I’m a firm believer that life is happening for you and not to you, and that if you’re not growing, you’re dying. I hope this resonates with you as it has changed my life for the better. If it means taking a few minutes a day to jot down what you’re thankful for, or taking the time to meditate and focus on the things that you’re grateful for, it helps to shift your focus to the positive.