What's Really Important
"Friendship is a sheltering tree."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. As the holiday approaches I am reminded of all the things that make life worthwhile. While I am always grateful for all that I have, it is too easy to take these things for granted while one’s mind is occupied with the day-to-day concerns of making a living. Thanksgiving is a much needed pause from the workaday world in order to reflect upon the things that truly matter most in life.
While I have a long list of things that I am thankful for, none of it would mean near as much without family and friends.
Although I have not met most of you face to face, I count the riders on the Bus amongst my friends. I must thank my very good friends Joey and Dale, who encouraged me to create this virtual Old Blue Bus as a way to share the good music and good times as we had when the original bus was my home so many miles and years ago. Several folks have been riding since the Bus first pulled away from the curb; some have just recently hopped on for a ride, but all have added so much to make this journey such a joy.