Thursday’s Thought

We often take for granted 
the very things that most deserve our gratitude.  
Cynthia Ozick

 This quote is especially poignant on this day of Thanksgiving. My heart is so touched by a small but loving gesture. When our daughter was growing up, she and her dad were season’s subscribers to the Pacific Northwest Ballet. They got to know the usher in their section (in the cheap seats!), a very sweet man named Charles.
Last week, Neil happened to be at another downtown Seattle event and Charles was ushering. He inquired about Quinn (the dad/daughter dates had gone by the wayside during high school) and Neil bragged about our new granddaughter, Esme.
Charles gave Neil a crisp dollar bill and told him to use it to open a college account for Esme.
There is so much good, and so much kindness in the world, as exhibited by Charles’ gesture. I am thankful. I am thankful.