On this Thankful Thursday I am grateful for the presence of Roger Carl in my life. He is the taller half of the Paula/Roger group. Roger hails from New Mexico originally. He is in Charleston after living in Texas, Missouri, and Tennessee. He is very talented and versatile. He sings in the choir at First Baptist Church and plays in the hand bell choir. Roger is an amazing photographer. He has taken pictures all over Europe and China. He is a computer wizard who recently has utilized his skills helping schools and orphanages in China. Roger teaches an adult Sunday school at First Baptist Church – the not-so-fast class. I am in his class and we study the Bible verse by verse. Most of us will not complete the study materials at our present pace until we are well on the other side of the curtain. Roger and Paula travel extensively visiting cathedrals, attending organ concerts, and taking pictures of historic gardens. We usually have lunch with a group on Sundays after church. This remarkable couple brings a high standard of excellence, class and ethical standards to whatever project they tackle. It would be hard to over- estimate their contributions.  On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful that Roger Carl is 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 that you did.