The beginning of this week, I saw a friend sitting in his car in the local Safeway parking lot… contemplating.

I asked him how he was.

He sighed, “Well, I just took a friend home from a clinic. He found out he has cancer… so I’m a little glum. …How are you doing?”

“Well, I don’t have cancer — and neither do my kids.”

He chuckled, “Good answer.”

When I got home, I realized that I was truly grateful that none of my kids have cancer—that none of my family has cancer.

I remain grateful tonight that my children are cancer free.