Have you ever had moments in your life when someone or something kindles a spark of gratitude within you and changes your perspective on life ever so subtly, or not so subtly?
I remember one instance, back when I was barely out of my teens, while attending college as a bright-eyed freshman. It was the first day of a “Psychology 101” class. Everyone in class looked around my age, except a 60-plus-years-old African American woman. I will never forget what she said as we went around a seated circle introducing ourselves.
After working hard all my life, and seeing my five children grow up, go to school and graduate from college, it is finally my turn.”