Today, I am thankful for important people.
New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet, no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights. ~Hamilton Wright Mabie
As I peruse the list of "important" people who died this year, I realize that the media forgot some notable names. None are celebrities or athletes or billionaires. They are simply humans and canines who matter to people who matter to me:
- My dad
- My work colleague, Pete
- Kathleen's mother
- Cortney's grandmother
- Judy's mother
- Kelly's brother
- Sage (Kathleen and Steve's beloved Australian Shepherd)
- Greta (CS's beloved Weimaraner)
- Ted Eastburn
For these blessings, I am grateful.