Around this time of year, and today especially, I keep on the lookout for something extra special that truly embodies the meaning of “Thanksgiving”. I was surprised where I found it this year.
I remember hearing the shocking news on December the 16th, 2009 when it was announced that Chris Henry of the Cincinnati Bengals had been killed in an MVA. I watched the rest of the Bengals season, hoping they could find the strength to continue and win games for their teammate, but it wasn’t meant to be.
But what did come out of this tragedy, and was shared with the world today, made me weep, and brought me closer to a more honest meaning of being thankful, and has me headed in the holiday season in the right frame of mind.