A good day
It's a good day when you pull up to a gas station pump that's working fine, accepts your transaction, asks if you want a receipt — and actually gives you one. Thank you to whoever loaded the receipt paper roll in the gas pump.
It's a good day when the light is still green at a notoriously busy intersection and you get through with several other cars. Thank you to the green light control mechanism.
It's a good day when your mail brings no more political candidates' information postcards. Thank you to the calendar that elections are over. But thank you to everyone who stepped forward in willingness for elected public service.
It's a good day when all is well at the nursing home and reports about mom's health remain on the upswing. Thank you to all caregivers.
It's a good day when your laptop computer cooperates and you can log in problem-free on your favorite sites. Thank you to the genius of technology.
It's a good day when America reserves a day to be thankful. Thanks to countless persons who continue to make our nation a place of freedom, opportunity, and blessing.
[Nancy Linenkugel is a Sylvania Franciscan sister and chair of the department of Health Services Administration at Xavier University, Cincinnati Ohio.]