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Word of the Week: Thankful

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My late friend and college room mate, David Lewis,  once related a touching story by Dr. John Kavanaugh, about a woman in an extended care hospital.

“She had some kind of wasting disease, her different powers fading away over the march of the month. A student of mine happened upon her on a coincidental visit. The student kept going back, drawn by the strange force of the woman’s joy. Though she could no longer move her arms and legs, she would say, ‘I’m just so happy that I can move my neck.’ When she could no longer move her neck, she would say, ‘I’m just so glad that I can see and hear.’ Continue reading

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