I arose at 4:47 this a.m. As a vigilant rooster heralded the dawn, I thought about you good folks at JWD.
I said a prayer for all of us, especially Balsam. Her story on yesterday haunted me throughout the night.
Around 5:30, I looked outside and saw the neighbor across the way sitting on her front porch awaitng her ride to work. I went out, and as she and I exchanged morning pleasantries, I thought how blessed we are to have jobs, a roof over our heads, and food in our pantries.
I awakened my g'children, who grumbled as usual, and I gave thanks that they, my neighbors, and you good folks are in my life. I know that we harp and carp at each others (especially now, during the election), but let us never forget our purpose for being here.
I have gained so much from the wisdom and insight shown by so many on this board. I just want you all to know how much I appreciate you.