On this Thankful Thursday I am grateful for the gifts that Linda Jarriel brings to my life. Linda sings in the choir at First Baptist Church of Charleston and has served on the diaconate. She performed beautifully as its secretary for multiple terms. During the extended illness of her late husband, George, she was a tower of strength. After his death she has continued to demonstrate great strength and courage. She is always friendly and encouraging. She returned to full time work at the Medical University of South Carolina. Through her unwavering faith she has been an example for all of us who know her. On this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful that Linda Jarriel is a part of 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.