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Happy Thanksgiving Casa Family! This year might have gotten a bit bumpy, and we are sure we all have had our ups and downs, but we are certain we all have things to be thankful for.

Whilst it may not be a Dominican tradition and it is certainly not a Dominican holiday (meaning we don’t get a day off), Thanksgiving is still celebrated in the Dominican Republic by many different groups of people and in many different ways. So as you cut into the turkey this afternoon or evening if you have decided to celebrate this year with your immediate household, let us join in prayer and give thanks for everything in our lives.

We are very fortunate and thankful to live in such a welcoming, close-knit, and charitable community. And in keeping with tradition, Casa de Campo Living has reached out to a few members of our community to find out what they are thankful for this 2020.

Overwhelming Gratitude

Little will bring many of us more joy than saying goodbye to 2020 and all the chaos, challenges, worry, uncertainty and unrest that has come with it. To say it’s been a tough year would be an understatement. Nevertheless, this year has given us a great opportunity to recalibrate what is most important, and with Thanksgiving and the holiday season ahead, it’s time to contemplate all that 2020 has given us to be grateful for. Our health, our family, our friends and the incredible communities we leaned on during these tough times—especially when not everyone has been as fortunate.

So, as we celebrate a Thanksgiving that will be unlike any we have experienced before, I want to wish all our friends, neighbors, friends and families heartfelt holiday wishes. As challenging as this year has been, what it offered, in terms of reflection, was invaluable, and for that I am incredibly grateful. Also, my health.

Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe, healthy, and keep washing those hands!

Warmest regards,

Philip Silvestri

“I give thanks for the health and for the family. We have all had to live 2020 with challenges that we have been able to turn into opportunities united as a great family, allowing us to overcome obstacles and remain firm, ready to live a new year that is approaching and with it, renewed hopes that drive us to wait for a better 2021.”

– Andrés Pichardo Rosenberg

“We are thankful for being a part of this incredible community and for all of the wonderful friends we have made.”

— Jason Kycek

“Being part of the Casa de Campo family for 40 years has been a dream come true. I am grateful every day and look forward to many more years in our Caribbean paradise.”

– Gilles E. Gagnon

“We wish the Casa de Campo property owners, all our guest staying in the hotel and our hard working staff a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family and loved ones. We look forward to seeing you in our neighborhood enjoying our amazing resort that offers us a fun, active and secure safe haven for our family’s.”

– Crista Fanjul Ryan

“This year, more than ever, I am thankful for the privilege of calling this community home. Together, we are weathering this storm and I look forward to a safer 2021 and all the promise of renewed opportunities it will bring. Happy Thanksgiving!”

– Charles Keusters

“Our dinner tables may look different this year, with fewer people around us, and some of our family members in a virtual room. But I feel deeply grateful to be living in our beautiful and calming surroundings and thankful to our clients who gave us the opportunity to work with them.”

– Inge Demyttenaere

“This has been a very difficult year for everyone, but I thank God mainly for my family, in the most difficult moments of this year we were more united than; ever and for health, what a privilege these days. All in all, I thank God for each new day that He gives us.”

– Ana Pereyra

“I am deeply thankful for my family and the unique and amazing people in my life who have supported me, uplifted me, comforted me, and brought joy to my soul as they share a piece of their own in the precise magical moment it needed to happen, especially during these moments we are living, but mostly I am grateful for this priceless gift called LIFE, and being blessed and loved by God.”

– Martha Victoria

“I am thankful for all the good things God has provided me with this year, for all his blessings. This year I am grateful for having the people I love with me, and for the support system we have created, and for the health we’ve been blessed with. Happy Thanksgiving!”

– Damar Castaños de Guzmán

“In this 2020 I give thanks for the health of my family, friends, and work colleagues. I am also thankful because in this confinement we have been able to open ourselves in a different way, from the soul, connecting not physically, but with the heart.”

– Nicole Sánchez

From all of us here at Casa de Campo Living we wish you a very safe and happy Thanksgiving Day and cheers to health, happiness, love, and life!