On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a time-out from my normal blogging topics and reflect on all of the things in my life I have to be grateful for. Hopefully, it will bring to mind similar thoughts about your life this past year and those things you have to be grateful for too.
First and foremost, I’m grateful for Sue Flynn Towley, the love of my life, who will become my life partner this coming Saturday.
I’m grateful for our thirteen wonderful grandchildren. Each one of them special, healthy, happy, and loved.
I’m grateful for our two sons and four daughters who’ve welcomed each of us into the family.
I’m grateful for my two older brothers and Sue’s older sister that have known each of us individually, since birth, and have been our support system in good times and bad.
I’m grateful for accepting myself for exactly who I am, and how I’m changing with age.
I’m grateful for still having a boundless curiosity and desire to never stop learning and growing.
I’m grateful that I’ve learned how to slow down and savor each morsel of daily life. Life is not about getting to the finish line first, but about enjoying the journey.
I’m grateful that through sharing, I can add value to others’ lives.
I’m grateful for knowing, at an early age, the two career paths I wanted to travel – radio for over four decades and college teaching for nearly a decade – and being able to do both.
I’m grateful for a successful media mentorship blog that has reached over 118,000 people from all over the world, continues to grow, and allows me to pay-it-forward to the next generation of broadcasters.
I’m grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve met on this journey called life, people who were only strangers until we said “hello,” and then became friends for life.
I’m grateful for having enough.
I’m grateful for God’s love.
I’m grateful for YOU.