We here in South Orange County have a lot to be thankful for. It was especially poignant as I continue to be witness to the generosity of spirit and volunteerism that drives the essence of the County. One such example that is ever so amazing is St. Timothy's Catholic Parish, a spirited group of dedicated parishioners are spearheading an effort to distribute some 150+ backpacks to Families on the eve of the new School year. This is as I was reminded of these admonitions courtesy of Jonathan Lockwood Huie:
The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith
Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life,
with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow