This picture was taken on Thanksgiving day, 2004 with some of my female cousins (there I am next to my abuela on the left) and my grandparents a month before my grandmother passed away from cancer. My abuelo would join her a year later. I can't be sad about them passing because that loss is greatly outweighed by all the fantastic memories I have with them and with my family. Great days like this are seared into my memory. I have thousands of them including all those that I have added with my little family.
I hope you take the opportunity this month to reflect on your own blessings.