Thanksgiving: What I am Thankful for….

The “Holiday Season” is upon us and the first of those holidays is Thanksgiving.  It is a time for families to gather for a meal and to have “family” time.  Also as the name suggests, it is a time to give thanks.

I feel compelled to use this venue to publish and express my thanks.  I have a list of things that I am thankful for, and I will enumerate them at this time!

1.  I am very thankful for the parents that I was most fortunate to have, Archie Wilson Hammack and Ola Mae Hammack. They came from very poor and humble beginnings in Oklahoma.  Because of those poor and humble beginnings, they provided a very grounded and loving upbringing to their five children.

2.  I am very thankful that my best friend and wife, Karen came back into my life after a 16 year haitus!  Or as she says, a long 16 year trip!  You are and will be forever the love of my life!

3.  I am very thankful for all of my children and grandchildren, they are a joy.  They are, after all, a precious gift and my legacy for all to see!

4.  The one thing that I have learned in my almost 59 years is that, again, life is a journey not a guided tour!  Your life is just what you make of it.  Live it to its fullest!   I have learned to give forgiveness and to love deeper.   Better yet, live every day like you are dying!

May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Take time this Thanksgiving Day to tell your loved ones just what they mean to you, how much you love and care for them! You will make their day!



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