D is for Dad
In addition to being grateful to my Dad for life itself, I am so thankful for the lessons and foundation he instilled in me early on. Discipline, perseverance and hard work; the pillars of who I am today started with my Dad.
I am grateful for him teaching me to ask questions; for often it is the question that can be more telling than the answer. I appreciate his encouragement for me to be independent and to value integrity, in myself and others.
And I must mention his love for Southern California beaches and taco shops. The torch has been passed and my little guy is a chip off the old block.