Sometimes with the busy lives we all lead, we forget to stop and reflect on our blessings and to give thanks for all our glasses that are more full than empty. In our family, we have enjoyed so many perfect blessings, with some definite challenges mixed in.
We have elected to make those challenges the focus of our chosen charities. One of those is the Special Olympics. My nephew Matthew Meaker is a former Olympian. We have seen first hand how this wonderful charity brings such joy and sense of accomplishment to children and young adults who will not settle for letting “their challenges” get them down.
This year, Alan and I are major sponsors in the “Great Duck Race.” This fun and unique community event is scheduled for Saturday, August 18 at Waterfront Park in Old Sacramento. On race day, up to 20,000 rubber ducks will be dumped off the I Street Bridge into the Sacramento River and the race is on! The flock will float right through Old Sacramento and the first lucky ducks to reach the Tower Bridge will win a fabulous grand prize