I am greatful for those who have lived, worked, survived, and thrived before I was even born. I thank God for my ancestors and their strength that inhabits the blood that pumps through my veins. I acknowledge that I drink from wells that I did not dig and eat from fields that I did not plant because my ancestors made sacrifices for me. I do not take these blessings for granted. I call the names of those who are no longer physically with me…… I thank them for the gift of life, ministry, example, and sacrifice. I feel the presence of my ancestors in my life today and for that I am thankful. I am also thankful for peace, comfort, and the blessed assurance that every struggle I face today will eventually be alright. I pray that I continue the legacy of positive change that my ancestors began. So be it and so it is!