The Gratitude Attitude

Whitney Reynolds

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Some of us are blessed enough get to spend it with family and friends. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for everyone. That’s why this week on ‘Whitney’s Women’ on KISS FM I’m spotlighting Co-Founder of the Chicago Basket Brigade Liliana Salazar Jaramillo. She joined with her friends just four years ago to donate baskets filled with Thanksgiving supplies to fifty local families and churches. In just a few short years, they have far exceeded that by donating last year a total of eight hundred and eighty baskets. This year, they’d like to reach as many as fifteen hundred families. Learn more at www.chicagobasketbrigade.com.  Here's the full interview on KISSFM- http://www.1035kissfm.com/media/play/the-weekly-show-w-jordan-whitney-25593016/

Her organization’s wonderful story has helped me reflect just how much I am thankful for in my own life. This past year I have been blessed to spend with my husband and dog child, Puffy Doo-Little. With the help of my team, we launched an all new season of the ‘Whitney Reynolds Show’ on PBS’ WYCC and WQPT. I gave insight into what went into my nuptials on I DO: Chicago Style on CAN TV Channel 19. I also launched my brand new jewelry line Accessory Mercado. I realize without the help of others, my successes wouldn’t have been possible. Every day we must put on the gratitude... attitude!

I’d like for everyone reading at home to take the time to think on what you are thankful for. It is a simple way to remind yourself how lucky your life is compared to those struggling. That’s what is so wonderful about this time of year. We get to take the time to count our blessings and remember how far we’ve come. 

Be sure to listen in to KISS FM for Whitney’s Women to hear more of Liliana’s story. Like our page on Facebook to keep up to date with news and events. You can follow me on Twitter @W3Whitney. Also, be sure to pin stories like these and more on your Pinterest. Be sure to check local listings of ‘The Whitney Reynolds Show’ on PBS stations WYCC and WQPT. Have a great week everybody and Happy Thanksgiving!

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