When the news of bad comes over the Internet, as it will each day, I vow to remember with more gratitude so many blessings.
I vow to acknowledge so many good, unseen people who have made my life better Monday and always — those scientists and doctors who made Adam’s healthy birth possible in the first place; those engineers who studied the most effective ways for brakes to work; those headlight manufacturers and technicians who checked and rechecked for quality. Those who made the tires on that car that worked as they were supposed to do.
There is even gratitude for the government bureaucrats who tried to make standards for vehicles that might save a life one day — standards that likely helped a week ago.
And last, I am grateful for a driver who took care to obey the law that night.
News can be discouraging, but there remains so much for which we should give thanks.
To you all, and especially to one careful driver, whoever you are, I thank you. I thank God for you.
Lane Williams teaches journalism and communication at BYU-Idaho. He is a former journalist whose scholarly interests include Mormon portrayals in the media, media and religion, and religion and politics.
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