Today is a difficult day to count blessing as a recently reacquainted friend from high school unexpectedly passed away. However, as has become a practice in our home, I have sought the unexpected blessing when tragedy occurs - a sort of Divine lesson of Providence that makes life somehow better in the midst of the difficulty. So today I am thankful for the many opportunities to share with others how important they are to me. I further vow to express my affection to those I love more often and more obviously. For all my family, friends and the fellowship with them - it is this I am thankful today.