It’s been a difficult few days for a lot of people. A man, admired by many people was taken from us over the weekend. I don’t want to dwell on our loss, however, because he left us with a legacy of gifts that need to be recognized.

The gift of strength in adversity;

the gift of cheerfulness in bleak moments;

the gift of hope to those who are lost;

the gift of knowing how to utilize your resources;

the gift of wisdom to those in need;

and most importantly…at least for me….the gift of friendship to those alone.

I know that he is in a better place, and I need not be sorrowful, for he is also in my heart….