Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful that you're still here. I've been thinking a lot lately about time, the anticipation of it, the lack of it, the passing of it. I think about how time changes feelings or interests, how it can deepen a passion, like rains to the gully of a creek, or cause us to evaporate altogether. More on that tomorrow.

I'm thankful that as time here has flowed through us, through the foundation, that you are still here no matter what the state of the economy, no matter how bitter the temperatures. As two years here have marched on, you have remained constant. We thank you so much for that. And that fortitude will be necessary to balance the gloomy 2009 forecast that is predicted by the television pundits. I say, now is the time when the fertilizer is tilled to bring about next season's harvest. Come what may, we will still be here holding fast, doing good and working for a cure.

What are you thankful for today?


Lissasings said...

Yesterday, today and tomorrow, I'm thankful for them all...the lessons learned from all the yesterdays and all the memories that are forever preserved in our hearts and in our minds, the immense joys and intense sorrow of each today...being in the present and knowing that no matter what it brings, we are here to experience it. And the promises that each new tomorrow will hold. I'm thankful that there is a tomorrow in our future that will hold a cure for pediatric brain tumors...the day when a scientists will find the right gene or the right chemical concoction and we will know an end to the tomorrow when another family will be affected by brain tumors...

And I'm thankful that God has brought so many of you here, to know and feel and care...and to do good, not because it gives you warm fuzzies, not because it's tax deductible, but because it is the right thing to do and it matters.

Big Love,

Shawna Carpenter said...

I am thankful for you and your family for taking on this amazing task of the foundation. I am still here and will be here for you when you need a friendly helper anytime.