Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States. Grateful guests will bring flowers to express appreciation and brighten the table of their host.
Wednesday I will speak at the funeral of a friend. Consoling grievers will bring flowers to comfort the family and beautify the bier. I would rather speak to him than about him.
Sometimes we more fully appreciate people when they are gone. A friend of mine suggests, “Give em flowers while they’re living!” What a gift our life and relationships are. The appreciation and gratitude we feel is a gift all wrapped and ready. Expressing it is the delivery. Feel gratitude and give thanks.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward