Just returned from a funeral. My brother-in-law was killed in a snowmobile accident a week ago. How quickly life can change. And how precious are our relationships. The older I get, the more I realize all the different gifts people have to offer in this life. People hear me perform, and tell me what a gift I have. I’m always pleased to share it in ways that make people’s lives happier. But so many people have less noticeable, but much more valuable gifts to bring the world than I: The trainer at the YMCA who has been given the gift of a healthy body and the personality to inspire others to make themselves healthier; The friend who always senses what others need, and drops what she’s doing to be there for them; A friend who can organize things when the world seems to be falling apart; A grown son who offers unexpected but much needed hugs to his mother. Gifts & blessings galore. Cherish them.