Dublin-Worthington Rotarians’ Expressions of Gratitude
I'm grateful that my leukemia has gone into remission, and that after missing 51 consecutive meetings, I'll be back next week.
I am grateful to have a healthy, beautiful family, and I am grateful to be a leader of the best darn school district in the state of OHIO!
1. I am thankful, first, for you.... your enthusiasm, loyalty, and dedication.
2. God's blessing in our lives.
3. The beauty we get to experience in our lives every day.
I’m very grateful for the country and community we live in. I feel safe and have the freedom of choice. Less than 25% the people on the face of the earth can say that.
Thanksgiving is the time our entire extended family gets together - and we always go around the tables and say what we are thankful for - so I have been thinking about it!
I am thankful the election is over :)!
I am thankful so many of my family members from across the country and here in town are able to get together at Thanksgiving - and the gathering of 35 is at my sister's house (not mine)!
I am thankful for my family and their health. That's the most important thing in life.
At this time of Thanksgiving 2013, I will take a few moments to reflect on, and be thankful for the life of my Father, who died in January of this year. I am thankful and grateful for the time he took in his role as Father, shaping who I am as a person by his example, both in deeds, and words. I know for sure that if every child in the world had a Father like I had, we would not have the problems we have today. Children learn what they live.
Each year I become more grateful for my family.
I am thankful for my family, that I can help others, my health, and that I can laugh and have fun everyday. Life is good!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Like many members of the club, if not most or all of them, I am humbly thankful for my family: my parents, my beloved wife, and our daughter (Elizabeth, whom the DWRC sponsored as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in France in 1999-2000) and our son (Richard). I am also grateful for my life as an educator and scholar at Ohio State University – a truly outstanding institution. As I readily admit, I lucked out more than 33 years ago when I took this job.
On a lighter note, I appreciate living in Columbus – particularly after several days spent a month ago in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, which has become a haven for wackadoodles. Even if I am not entirely level-headed myself, at least I can spend my days among level-headed folks – including the membership of the DWRC, or most of the membership anyway.
I'm one of those people who keep a "daily gratitude list," and it does help me to stay focused on the most important things in life.
As trite as it sounds, I'm thankful for my healthy children who have so many opportunities and privileges they wouldn't have if they had been born in poverty or in a Third-World country.
My Mustang GT
The freedoms we enjoy in this country – and of course
Our Rotary Club!!!!
Pete and Judy Barnhart
Pete's grateful for family, health and faith.
I'm grateful sunsets and cosmopolitans
PS. I also have a friend who keeps a grateful diary.
Every time someone has ask what I should be thankful for I always think of my wonderful family and how grateful that God has given us all great health as we all share our good fortune with each other on Thanksgiving Day.
“To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.”
-Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
(2013 Hanukkah’s Celebration of Light begins Wednesday evening…)
I am very grateful my mom is still going strong at the young age of 89.
I am thankful for family, friends, and the fellowship of fellow Rotarians!
I am very thankful for family and friends. This time of year it is so nice to get together and tell the old family stories, catch up with those living away from us, and generally having a good time.
I'm thankful for having a coffee date with Nancy 55 years ago. It led to me taking her to the Theta Xi Winter Formal and a marriage that is in its 53rd year. We both continue to enjoy good health so we can enjoy the families and see the world in our travels.
Also, I still have the energy to chair the successful Poinsettia sales for more years than I care to remember.
"I am thankful for 272 words."
My best friend, Alan Zink.
My best female friend and caregiver and my beautiful wife, Cindy.
I am thankful for a loving, caring wife, five dear, supportive and encouraging children, 9 beautiful grand children, a multitude of dear friends and the Grace of God. I am recovering from a devastating stroke following open-heart surgery which left me weak and speechless for several weeks. Now as a result of their love and support, I am undergoing cardiac rehab, and should be back in the gym in January.
Although I get a little mixed up from time to time, my speech is coming back and most people say they can understand me. My doctors expect that my speech will return (with time) to normalcy. Yes, I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! I am truly blessed!