When I was little, I wanted to be 'That Girl,' from the TV show starring Marlo Thomas. In my 20s I moved to New York and set about to define my career and conquer the city. It worked for awhile, but before I knew it, I was married with children, living in the Maryland countryside and driving a minivan.
The course of our life has the potential to fundamentally alter the course of other people's lives. Liz Williams changed mine. While I can never thank her adequately for the gift of opening my life to the world, I still have to try. And it starts with the simple yet significant act of giving thanks.