On this Thankful Thursday and every day, I am thankful for my wonderful wife, Carol.  Of course, it will soon be Valentine’s Day and she is uppermost in my heart and on my mind. She gave me my life back.  Carol grew up in Huntington, West Virginia and attended Marshall University before moving to Charleston, SC. She graduated from what is now Charleston Southern and then obtained a Master’s degree from USC. She then went back to USC for thirty more. She taught at Brookland Cayce High School for many years before I came onto the scene. We were introduced by Germaine and John Carney. She bakes an out-of-this-world almond pound cake, which is off limits for us now and her macaroni and cheese is fantastic. She is the proud mother of Tawnya who is married to Chris Pike. After moving to Charleston, she taught at Morningside Middle School and finished her 28 year career at West Ashley High. She sings in the choir at First Baptist Church which she loves. I have made a traveler out of her and we both love cruises. Carol enjoys retirement better than anyone I know.  She is an excellent and hardnosed proofreader. On this Thankful Thursday, I thank God for bringing Carol into my life.

Thankful Thursday is a day set aside to recognize the importance of someone to our lives and to let her or him know of our gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; Be a Lifter. You will be glad that you did.