Surrounded by amazing people

Being thankful does not come easy to me. I have to think about things that make me thankful… you know… beyond the “I am thankful for my family, my dog, God….”

But as I got to reflect the last few days the amazing people I am surrounded by, I can only be thankful.

David – with his quick brain and mathematical abilities he is the perfect fit for the VITA  (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program

Ernie – who has more resources in his head than anybody I know, who cares for the seniors like they are his parents

Desi – young and full of energy she brings spunk into the office and her quick mind grasps things fast

Veronica – bi lingual with a sweet and confident spirit she is helping countless people in the community

Veronica (# 2)  and her children – all of whom have a passion to give back to the  community through painting, organizing, cleaning and many other skills

Fred – a ‘we can do it’ attitude that does not set limits on what can be done when people care enough to act.

Dorothy – whose time together I treasure and who has single handedly gotten me organized 🙂

Jamie – whose technical expertise, and tenacity to figure things out has created a beautiful website and many forms to help track things

Sherry – a deep thinker and my dreaming and praying partner  who challenges my thinking

Jill – whose integrity is an example to me, who has a passion for assisting people in moving forward and giving all she has for the cause

Rose – the ever encouraging woman of God who gives of herself and cares deeply for her neighborhood

Tunde – a heart of gold, a deep rooted peace that creates safety and trust in a neighborhood filled with violence, he can bring calmness to any situation

Al – whose extensive travels and long work history brings a knowledge to our team that we all enjoy and need

Lynette – a gifted teacher who does not want kids to miss out and good education

Jim (yes, that is my Jim)- whose constant support, encouragement, brilliant ideas and help make much of this possible

LifeLine board members who each bring so much to the organization

And there are dozens of other people who inspire, encourage, teach, support and spur me on

I am surrounded by amazing people and often wonder how it is possible that I get to do what I do and get paid for it!

I am thankful for each other you and grateful to a creator God who makes all of us so unique, because we know “Everyone no matter how poor has a gift. Everyone no matter how rich has a need. That is why we build and celebrate community.”

Happy Thanksgiving!