Yesterday I was reminded that I know some wonderful people. Since I should take more time to be thankful this month, I will tell you about them.
I walked over to vote yesterday morning. I filled out my ballot and walked into the hallway to leave. My neighbor was there. I know that she has completely opposite political views but we cheerfully greeted each other, I admired her granddaughter's "I Voted" sticker, and we chatted for awhile. It didn't matter that our votes pretty much cancelled each other out. That's what democracy should look like.
My husband had the honor of conducting a funeral yesterday for an incredible 89 year old woman. He took the day off so he could make sure that everything went smoothly. It is always humbling to see those who step up to play the organ, bring food, set up, clean up, and do lots of little things that caused the family the chance to focus on remembering her life. One of the women, who works nights but agreed to miss some hours of sleep to play the organ, brought me some lunch at home because "my husband was so busy on a day that he technically had off."
Finally, my future writer friend (1) brought me a treat for getting an agent. She has been great through the whole process. She read through the first draft of my book and offered encouragement along the way.
(1) She has a YA book all plotted out and I can't wait to return all the favors when she reaches a point in her life that allows her time to get it written.