On this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for Ann Cheek. Ann is a music teacher in Charleston County Schools and a member of the choir at First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Sunday school class that I led for many years. On January 30, 2011, I had the privilege of participating in the ordination of Ann as a deacon. Not only is Ann a gifted and tireless musician, she is a committed Christian who loves First Baptist Church. Ann conducts many special programs with her music students and chaperons them on trips to Disney and Washington. Right now Ann is having the most fun being a grandmother. What a gift her grandchildren have in having a grandmother who is so creative and so talented. Ann is also a devoted sister to her brother, Charles (Chuck). On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for the presence of Ann Cheek in my life.

            Thankful Thursday is a day set apart to recognize someone who is important in our lives. Let her or him know of your gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; Be a Lifter. You will be glad that you did.