One of my friends asked me what events stood out over the past year. To me, my birthday encompasses so many other holidays in one: It is my New Year, and it is a time for my own Thanksgiving. I am celebrating a new year, another milestone, another day to be thankful for all that I have and the people who are in my life. Everyday and every year gives me another opportunity to be grateful. I do not have to wait for January 1, but instead, I celebrate on November 20.