Expressing gratitude has the most soothing results, sometimes minutes, other times hours later. I find this year I am even grateful for the challenges which have made me grow and change. Regarding Latinitas, I am grateful to all of you who blog, vlog, post photos and express to us some of the most interesting thoughts I come across in my week. I am grateful to certain girl bloggers for telling it like it is (Diamond Girl, age 12) and others who sign on during camp or through our youth editorial advisory board. You may not realize it, but women and men from around the country and sometimes, the world, are clueing into your point of view and I am grateful for the creativity and thoughtfulness you bring to each blog. Some of you are writing things others have never heard of such as traditions in your families or about famous Latinas the history books have forgotten. We have a very special community here building at MyLatinitas, like no other. I know it's not easy to put your guts out there in the virtual world for all to see, but so many of you have shared important experiences that we all take in, learn from and relate to. Gracias Chicas.