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What We’re Grateful For

The holidays can be hard. Whether you’ve recently gone through loss, returning to a community that holds different values than your own or you just don’t enjoy these particularly greetings from this particular season. The days are shorter, the weather colder and in recent weeks endless controversy pushed to your phone’s alert system. But there is always something to be thankful for, no matter how small it may seem. As Alice Morse Earle said, “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”

And we are grateful for the good, for the community of supporters, for the individuals who actively seek to grow their advocacy by attending our racial justice events and for the people that volunteer their time and talents to further YWCA’s mission. There is strength in family; whether it’s the one you were born into or the one that grew through your relationships. And we’re thankful for the strong fitness family that YWCA Central Carolinas has and continues to grow.

So the holidays may be hard, but they also offer the chance to sit down and meditate on the small ways life has presented joy and opportunity in the past year. What are you thankful for?