As I contemplated how I would articulate an angry letter over my denial of acceptable health coverage due to a recent $20 prescription, my thoughts drifted to other areas.
First of all, I want to thank all of the wonderful doctors and nurses. I know many donate their time and talents to those less fortunate. I can think of a very special hospital for children in Salt Lake City, where angels of a "seen" kind are accompanied by unseen angels caring for children who may have months or just a few weeks to live. Just that thought alone should stop any adult from having a pity-party!
I want to thank those who tend to hospice patients; they are very much a Godsend. Their love and care may not stop death's invitations, but it will be carried upon on angels' wings and softly echoed in the grand halls of eternity.
I also want to say thank you to our local fire personnel and EMTs. So often they arrive on unknown and chaotic scenes and with their nerves of steel, they can calm even the most distressed persons.
I'd like to give a huge thank you to all of the patriotic ones who serve and who have served our country. Let us all carry the "banner of liberty" humbly wrapped in our hearts and tightly woven throughout our souls.
In essence, I am thankful to all who feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, give refuge to the abused and cloth the naked. It matters not if we give money or time; it only matters that we give.
Also, I want to give thanks to the pastors, preachers and bishops who watch over their flocks. Let us all pray not only for those who save lost children, but for those who save lost souls.
Let us all do a small part to help out and speak more kind words more often. And, above all else, I want to thank my father in heaven for blessing this ever-darkening and upside-down world with all of the angels of the seen kind! Well, that's all; so much for my angry letter!