Dr. George Sheehan, a runner and writer, once wrote a column around Thanksgiving about the importance of giving thanks. He wrote in this column:
“This is the day on which we thank the Lord for His blessings. It should also be a day when we stop, then think, then thank our fellow human beings. Yet I rarely do. People are nice to me and I think nothing of it. I’ve failed to express gratitude to any number of individuals who have contributed to my life. Thank-yous are so easy to say yet so rarely uttered…There are people who had a major influence on our lives and never knew it. There are lives that have intertwined with our own in helpful and meaningful ways. For all those people, it’s never too late to give thanks.”
In the past few weeks, so many people throughout the Diocese of Davenport and beyond have offered prayers, notes, cards and good wishes for my sister and me as we underwent surgery.
I know I can’t repay you for this special gift, but I can offer my thanks and pass it on. You have truly touched my heart and life. Thank you so much!
Fr. Marty Goetz