Palm Beachers Say What They’re Grateful For This Thanksgiving Holiday – Palm Beach Daily News | Ad On Picture

There is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.

The pandemic has subsided and the island is thriving as we head into the holiday season.

We asked islanders and business people what they have to be thankful for this year. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jim and Gaye Engel, Entrepreneurs: “At this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, we look back with awe at what we have all endured as we look at the many blessings in our lives. We are very thankful for good health; to have each other to share the beautiful moments of life; and our daughter, son-in-law and two sweet and adorable granddaughters who bring so much love and laughter into our lives. The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we’ve made.”

Maggie Zeidman

Maggie Zeidman, City Council President: “I am grateful to my mother and father for giving me and my three younger brothers such a wonderful childhood and for teaching all four of us how to be in life with others. Here is a little poem my father used to recite to me. As a kid I liked the rhyme. As I grew older, I understood the meaning: “A wise old owl lived in an oak tree. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can’t I (we) be like that wise old bird?’

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“I didn’t master the lesson, but I’m grateful to have her with me all these years and to keep trying. As I approach an age that my parents did not live long enough to see, I am reminded how short life is and therefore how important it is to take care of others. Thanks mom and dad for the reminder.”

Alexander C Ives

Alexander C. Ives, Advisor: “This Thanksgiving, I know my mom and I are immensely grateful for some of these big — even common — things like health, nature, family and friends that we enjoy so often that we risk forgetting how lucky we are.” we all have to have you. On a smaller level, I was personally grateful this year for Aubrey Plaza in ‘The White Lotus’, the return of Cormac McCarthy and that St Tropez cocktail at Le Bilboquet.”

Anne Pepper

Anne Pepper, interior designer: “When I was asked what I’m grateful for, the first thing that came to mind was I’m grateful for the beautiful historic architecture of Palm Beach. I am grateful that we live on Seaspray Avenue, where a stroll down our street is a journey through 100 years of great quality architectural styles, including many Grade I listed homes. I am grateful to live in a small residential town of great sophistication and incredible comfort, where everything necessary except major surgeries can be found on this small island.

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“This was especially true during COVID-19, where you could still have friends on a patio, far apart, or walk the bike path and feel connected to nature and not isolated. We are the happiest people in the world as I believe Palm Beach really is one of the greatest places to live.”

Laetitia Han

Laetitia Han, Midtown resident: “I am grateful for my friends and family here and abroad who provide me with so much love and support. I feel so blessed to live in such a fabulous city.”

D Mitchell Brown

D. Mitchell Brown, Interior Designer: “I’m thankful for my dog, the air conditioning, and Netflix — oh, and all my friends and family. Not necessarily in that order LOL.”

Maria Simses

Mary Simses, writer: “I am grateful for my family – my husband and our 24-year-old daughter. You are my foundation, my rock. I am also grateful that we are healthy. It’s something I never take for granted, although as a child I would gloss over my father’s words as he threw out a holiday toast and said, “I wish you good health in the coming year.” I was beginning to understand what that meant. And I’m grateful for all the doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers who do so much to help the rest of us and rarely get the recognition they deserve.”

Mally Skok

Mally Skok, interior designer: “This will be my second Thanksgiving celebrated in Palm Beach and as I sit down at the table with our children, coming from London and New York City, I will be so grateful to have found my place in America . I was born in South Africa, moved to London and then Boston, but I can honestly say that Palm Beach really felt like I could put down real roots. I love the weather, the houses, the beach, the green, the great restaurants – but most of all I love the people! I find the people here from all walks of life nice and interesting – and interested! I made great “old” new friends in a short time.

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