I knew Chuck first when he worked with the Salvation Army. Before that he had directed a program for children with disabilities in Florida. Over the past several years Chuck has worked as a cab driver with Yellow Cab. Recently, after many health problems, he switched to another company. Chuck is wonderful as a taxi driver, but his abilities go way beyond that. He is well read, extremely well informed, a humanitarian, and a great story teller. Many years ago he became a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. We have long since passed the driver/passenger relationship. We are friends who enjoy each other’s company.  In the distance between my house and Webster University, we can usually solve all of the world’s major problems. Today I am glad to say that this Thursday I am thankful for Chuck Rector.

            Thankful Thursday is my answer to Thirsty Thursday. Every Thursday choose someone that you are thankful for and let him or her know it. You will be glad that you did.