We all know that life can overwhelm us at times, but it sure is nice when we can take a step back and feel grateful, truly appreciating what's good and rich in our lives. The ancient Roman statesman and philosopher Cicero put it succinctly: "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." If we're really fortunate, we find times in our lives when we're able to stop and truly embrace profound moments and encounters that come our way, as has Daren Girard.
Daren Girard is an emergency physician at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, where he also serves as the Medical Director of Emergency Services. Girard, his wife, and two children, Sophie and Teddy, live in North Kingstown.