On this Thankful Thursday I am grateful for the gifts that Susanne Jeter brings to my life. Susanne is a fellow Furman graduate. Her late husband, Bill, is missed by all who knew him.  She is an involved member of First Baptist Church and is a member of the diaconate and the First Baptist School Foundation. She plays hand bells and is involved with the children’s  music program. She is a former member of the First Baptist School Board where she always advocated for the highest standards and improved teacher compensation. She is a counselor in private practice and an organist. She rotates among several churches on Sundays and on special occasions. She received her Master’s degree from the Citadel. She supervises student teachers for Charleston Southern University. Susanne is a strong supporter of the Hamrick Lectures. She is a world traveler. Her travel schedule makes me envious. Of course, Susanne enjoys plays and concerts. She has a great sense of humor and is a coffee drinker of the highest order. On this Thankful Thursday, I am very happy that Susanne Jeter 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 that you did.