On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the gifts that Sue Murner brings to my life.  Sue is the only finance committee chairperson at a church I have ever known to get spontaneous rounds of applause for her thoroughness and openness. She grew up in Summerville, graduated from Limestone University, taught school in Savannah but traded that in for a career as a lab technician at the Medical University of South Carolina. Sue is a great volunteer both at church and in the community. She traveled with us to the First New Baptist Covenant Meeting in Atlanta three years ago. We had a great time in addition to hearing terrific speeches. Sue followed me as a member on a community committee that sought to change the laws that tend to keep those in poverty in poverty – not simply to put another bandage on the problem. Whatever Sue tackles she is faithful to the task. She is always willing to help. I am always a bit relieved when I see Sue in a meeting. Sue has a great sense of humor. She is a great encourager. I was privileged to know Sue’s mother who was a delightful lady. On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for the gifts that Sue Murner 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 that you did.