Season of Thanksgiving and Blessings.
Too often I forget to give thanks for the blessings I enjoy in my day-to-day; blessings inclusive of relationships, profession, and faith. Seemingly like most, I get wrapped up in a harried life and distracted with the clutter of tasks, projects, leading a small firm, and races.
Today, I am reflecting on and thankful for a seed planted many years ago… Before, I realized that a desire and calling to architecture there was this, a birthday gift: the “Girder and Panel Building Set.” Yes, you can still find on EBay as an antique collector’s item.
I recall vividly teaming with a close friend to design and construct our first mini baseball stadium. Ironically, we did not share a favorite team. Rather, we were arch rivals: Cardinals / Phillies. Bob Forsch versus Steve Carlton produced many disagreements.
So, today I give thanks for the blessings of:
- Opportunity of discovery and purpose.
- Companionship of close friends in that common purpose, even if we are different.
- Excitement for the future, grounded in a faith that together in community and common purpose we can accomplish anything.
....Even between baseball rivals.