Jim Miller understands the value of a gratitude, for reasons big and small: He’s grateful for great parents who gave him life, reliable friends who step up when he’s in need, and even kind strangers who yield to him in traffic.
“Gratitude can be observed by watching how others appreciate life on this great planet God has given them, and how they treat this planet and all mankind,” said Jim, a longtime Baptist Health Foundation Board member. Jim and his wife Betty are the proud parents of three daughters who were all born at Baptist Health.
During his tenure as a math and computer science professor at Transylvania University, Jim said he was often on the receiving end of gratitude: “I have memories of graduated students expressing their thanks for my help in preparing them for a successful life. This illustrated that I was fulfilling my mission as a teacher.”
Jim believes gratitude fosters a community of “people helping people,” and that “a reward for acting on gratitude is a happier day, a better night’s sleep and a greater appreciation for life.”
Gratitude is a force that has the power to uplift people spiritually, emotionally and even physically, he added, and it’s an expression of “your love for others, for God, and for doing what God desires.”
A reward for acting on gratitude is a happier day, a better night’s sleep and a greater appreciation for life.