What are you thankful for? Will you sign my shirt?
I admit I was a bit startled by the questions, and must have had a surprised look on my face as I was handed a blue marker. But this couple stood there looking expectantly at me, him with his arm held out for me to write on.
I wrote “my family” and signed my name on the sleeve of his grey sweatshirt, below another “my family” entry.
I had been walking around downtown Franklin, TN, taking pictures and enjoying the warm weather (66 degrees in November is hard to resist). I had hoped to find some inspiration for blogs, when David and Rose Martin found me.
They told me that they had been doing this for a couple of years, and go out at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and several other holidays. David explained that he felt called to pastor two small churches in nearby Murfreesboro and Rose felt called to encourage people through interactions such as ours today.
They told me they enjoyed helping people recognize and express their blessings.
I admit I left them feeling a bit lighter myself, a little happier, and definitely more grateful. Thank you David and Rose Martin – I am thankful for you.