Kids are funny, aren’t they? The above picture and quote was sent home from preschool last Thanksgiving with my then 4-year old daughter, Ainsley. While I’m not the best cook in the world, I do know it takes more than 40 minutes to cook a turkey–something I obviously need to be sure and teach sweet Ainsley in the future. (And in case you were wondering–no, we’ve never had Turkeys at our house!)

Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays, and it’s not only because of all the adorable handprint turkeys school sends home (although I do cherish those). There’s just something about intentionally taking time to reflect with thankfulness and celebrate God’s many blessings in my life. While I try to do that on a pretty regular basis, I so enjoy being purposeful in doing so during this season of giving thanks.

When counting my blessings each year, Clarity is always at the top of my list. It is a joy to watch staff, volunteers, donors, and advocates compassionately serve our communities with the truth regarding sexual integrity and the value of human life with such passion and unity.

This Thanksgiving as I sit around the table enjoying a turkey that has been cooked at more than “40 degrees hot”, I’ll be giving thanks for the gift of YOU. Whether you’re a partner or a client, please know that all of us here at Clarity are blessed to serve you and serve alongside you. From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Teresa Russell, Development Director

teresa-ainsley  Teresa and her daughter Ainsley