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My many blessings and gratitude on this America Thanksgiving

On this American Thanksgiving, I would love to give thanks to my US friends and family.

I don’t know about you, but as I reflect on this year, I have a lot to be thankful for.

We have all gone through personal trials and triumphs, but we are still standing. For my family, personally, this has been one of the most challenging years of our life.

I have also been through the most significant heartache of my life thus far. After seeing my father suffer through his last days on earth with his cancer, I know that changed me forever. I have witnessed great strength, love, a family coming together, and I have seen great sorrow. I have allowed this part of my life to witness to others only because I don’t think you can go through something that painful and not have a reason for it. I believe this season was to help other cancer patients and their families in their cancer journey. I like to call it cancer families; when you are in the waiting room, waiting for your loved one to come out of treatment and you bond with the other families that go through the same hell you are, there is a bond like no other. We shared our stories, our hearts, our fears, and our triumphs. When you hear that gong go off, you all cheer because that is one of the sweetest sounds on earth, in my opinion. That means one more person’s cancer is gone or in remission.

I have learned to take one day at a time and allow myself to feel those feelings of grief; I am thankful that I got to feel those feelings because that meant to feel was not to be numb anymore. However, I was grateful for the numbness so that I could process what was in front of me through a shield of protection for a little bit.

I have had a lot of personal growth; I am not even remotely the person I was in January.

This year has also been a year of overcoming triggers that would have set me back years ago.

I am grateful to have made lasting friendships that I believe will last forever and made sisterhoods that I never thought were possible. People that have my back no matter what; growing up, I didn’t make many close friends. I admit I had a big chip on my shoulder from all the bullying I got at school, and with my low self-esteem, I would not put myself out there to get hurt openly too often.

As I have healed that scared, shy, hurt child, I have opened myself up to people and allowed people into my life where I would never have done that before.

I am thankful for you, my listeners; I am grateful for the platform I have been given and the visions God has given me. I am thankful for you allowing me to speak into your life, and I hope I have made a difference in yours, as you have made a difference in mine.

I am thankful for my live show, where I showcase other amazing overcomers who have overcome their obstacles and then help others do the same. I have met some incredible people on my show that I would not have met otherwise if I had stayed in my shell and not allowed myself to grow.

I am thankful for a fantastic family that stuck together through some hard times.

I am thankful for my husband, who has been by my side through all this, and although he may not understand me, he supports me and supports what I am out to create, which is 1,000,000 people set free of their obstacles and made to be the next overcomer!

My Thanksgiving wish to you is a life of happiness and joy and great understanding, and above all else, JOY!

I hope you can tune in Monday nights at 7:00 pm EST for the next Unstoppable Overcomers Episdoe on my YouTube Channel. Please like and subscribe and share with all your friends!

Stay blessed!

Dorothy O’Dell

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