I am grateful I am not a turkey this week. Plus, I would look silly with those little white booties on my feet. The good tan, however, I could learn to like.

But I’m already off track — let me get back to what next week is all about, the art of being grateful.

Leonard Woolsey: 409-683-5207; leonard.woolsey@galvnews.com

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Charles Douglas

You know something Mr. Publisher? You are a good man, a faithful God fearing individual too. I can tell. This OP-ED is one of.. if not the best you have written. Make no mistake you have written some great ones but this .....this one is quite a piece! It is a morale builder, and a faith builder simultaneously! I can relate to having a cultivated, giving spirit, where God supplies then equips an individual to be enabled to be a Blessing to others, a Stumbling Block to our enemy, and a Miracle In The Lives Of The Destitute!

Needless to say for this to happen one must have the Fruit Of The Spirit called SELF-CONTROL! To possess that particular fruit of the Spirit one's spirit MUST BE MATURE ENOUGH TO RULE OVER HIS OWN CARNAL NATURE, or the inclination to do the wrong thing, at the wrong time!

The Word Of God teaches that the lack of The Fruit Called SELF CONTROL ( Galatians 5:22-23 ) over one's own spirit, is like a City Broken Down With No Walls! ( Proverbs 25:28 ) ( I. E. The Old City Of Jericho is a good example of what could happen to a City With NO WALLS).

When an individual is Blessed To Be A Blessing he then has the opportunity to utilize the LAMP of the Word which alluminates where you are as a human ...a man, and the Light which the Word shines On his Pathway...to illuminate where he SHOULD & SHOULD NOT GO! ( Psalm 119: 105 ). You sir exhibit all of what I am talking about here! Keep up the good work! You are an inspiration to be sure!

DANIEL PICKETT

Leonard, this is an outstanding article, and a good reminder for me to be more grateful.

Virginia Stone

I have been known to say thank you often because it's important to me. For example, when I was at Goodwill recently and needed to put a lampshade down while emptying my cart, I put it on my head. After I finished, I looked around, and of course, people were wondering about me, so I said thankyou for putting up with my silliness. I'm grateful for having a sense of humor. It has gotten me through much; I am blessed.

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