On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the gifts that my nephew, Dwayne Wallace, brings to my life. Dwayne (known as Nasy) and my son, Michael, were terrors at St. Andrews Elementary School until their teacher discovered that they were cousins and separated them.  Dwayne graduated from Lincolnton, NC High School and then joined the Air Force. He was stationed in Charleston at first. My father was so proud of him. He returned to Lincolnton to be lead supervisor at Clariant Corporation. He is the father of three wonderful daughters. Allison, Kelsey, and Megan, who give him as much hassle as any father could tolerate, but he is up to the task. He recently married Donna and added her son Nick to his life. Dwayne is an outstanding father and is idolized by his daughters. They have been his top priority and his devotion shows. Daughter Allison graduated from Appalachian State University and is perusing a teaching career in history. Kelsey is a student there and Megan is at Lenoir Rhyan. On this Thankful Thursday I am grateful for the gifts that Dwayne Wallace brings to 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 you did.