I was raised to say “please” and “thank you” but honestly never fully understood the importance or benefits of a thankful heart until the last decade of my life. Many factors contributed to this growth but one of the biggest was Coach Kay Yow. Watching her give thanks in the midst of the pain and suffering of cancer gave me a completely new perspective.
- Parents who gave me every opportunity and resource to become successful in life. They taught me the values of hard work and honesty, provided all my material needs (and many wants!) and paid for my college education. They are my biggest cheerleaders and I’m thankful to have a wonderful relationship with them.