Letter of thanks: For eyes, ears and so much more

Because I am at the mature age of 87, I am deeply thankful for:

Good eyesight to be able to see my family and friends and the beautiful acts of nature all around me including birds, plants, flowers, trees, sunrises and sunsets.

For ears to hear family and friends talking, laughing, speaking words of encouragement.

For a strong body so that I can walk without pain.

For a family that enjoys being together.

For my church family that prays for and supports us.

For my neighbors, other seniors in our apartment complex.

For all essential workers during this pandemic including doctors, nurses, first responders, grocery store staff and public transportation.

For all who have quickly responded to get the vaccine and wear a face mask to protect each other.

For local newspapers (e.g., The Herald) that keep me informed about my community

For elected officials that perform their governmental decisions with moral integrity and consideration of all citizens regardless of race, disability, gender identity, ethnic origin, and age.

For the diversity in our community which adds gifts and talents to our community.

For my faith, but also for all people of faith who demonstrate love and compassion for all.

For those who don’t profess a faith yet live with integrity and compassion for all.

Dottie Villesvik


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