Thoughts on Gratitude

As a certified Old Guy, I often think about people who have been influential in my life. For example, Miss Dorothy Valentine, my junior high art teacher. She wrote the recommendation that helped get me into a summer art program. That fall, I started at the senior high, and never saw Ms. Valentine again. I never told her about what I did that summer, or showed her my artwork. I never thanked her. Oh, I thought that I should thank her–decades later! I’ve got lots of people like that in my life. We all probably do.