On this Thankful Thursday I am grateful for the gifts that Tony Lewis brings to my life. Tony is always cheerful and upbeat. He has worked at First Baptist Church of Charleston for fourteen years. No matter how early or how late functions are, he is always on the job and eager to help anyone who needs it. He goes beyond the call of duty. Sometimes he even gives historical tours of the church when a regular tour leader is not available. He is a member at Ebenezer AME Church. He dotes on his grandchildren and is expecting another one soon. I always look forward to seeing Tony for I know that he will brighten my day. He knows where everything is and what belongs to whom. Whatever I ask him to do is done quickly and graciously. He has a cooperative can-do attitude. He is proud of his work and it is obvious that he loves First Baptist Church. That love is returned by all who know him. On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful that Tony Lewis is a part of my life. The photograph is by Lori Lethco.

Thankful Thursday is a day set apart 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.