Today, you will repeatedly hear the words THANK YOU and GRATITUDE far more than you may like, but they must both be said and shared.
I was recently hospitalized and had emergency surgery, but I am slowly and steadily on the mend and taking personal action in my own words for self-care: to be calm, still, and heal. This year marks 22 years of service in and to the community. I know that you have heard that before, but I must say it again. Gratitude, appreciation, and saying “Thank you” should be said, shown, and shared daily. Someone in their wisdom once said something reflecting this sentiment: “We should be mindful, kind, and grateful for this day. It is a gift called 'the present'.”
Here are some radiant smiles from our annual fundraiser on October 1st, at the lovely Harborside International Golf Center, a hidden jewel on the southeast side of Chicago: