By Bronwyn Ison

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and time of year. Tis’ the season for gratitude, sharing time with loved ones, making memories, and enjoying a delectable meal.  Prior to clicking away on my laptop, I pondered whether or not to share a traditional article or not. The decision was simple.  This week, I share with you, from my heart, in honor of Thanksgiving, what I am grateful for this holiday.

Dear Friends,

Fortunately, I have been able to enjoy many Thanksgiving’s.  Reflecting upon my childhood, I am grateful to my parents for helping create fond memories while growing up.  Thanksgiving was always a special time spent with loved ones.  Everyone helped in the kitchen.  We each had a duty.  As a child, I helped peel potatoes and assisted in making the pumpkin pies.  Post the big feast, we played games, we laughed, and I got to stay up late.  I am so blessed to have these memories.

With all the hustle and bustle of the world today it is easy to miss what is truly important. My parents made family a priority.  To this day there isn’t anything more important than continuing to make memories with my family. As a mother, my daughters are the greatest loves of my life.  I’m blessed and grateful for two healthy, beautiful, and loving girls.  I am grateful for a kind, selfless, and supportive family who adore my daughters.  Without a doubt my family is influential in my successes. 

I extend gratitude to each and every person who is and has been a part of Evolve Yoga. Five years ago I embarked on my journey of entrepreneurship.  I hadn’t a clue what I was getting myself into at the time.  I took a risk, rolled with the punches, dedicated myself wholeheartedly, and there isn’t one thing I would change. The lessons I have learned and all I have experienced as being a business owner… nobody can ever take this beautiful journey away form me.  I am grateful to every teacher who has inspired others at Evolve. Of course, Evolve Yoga thrives because of the incredible community support I have received all these years.  I am thankful to each and every person who has walked through the studio doors.  Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think Evolve would have evolved into the studio it has become.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

This is only a brief but laconic letter of gratitude.  Might I encourage you to take a few moments and consider what you are grateful for this Thanksgiving.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Love, laugh, and make a memory. 



Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga. 760.564.YOGA

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