Today we discussed Gratitude.  In America, we tend to relegate that topic to November and never think about it again until the next following November.  But is is a very interesting think to think on.  We give thanks.  We sit in the shade of trees we did not plant.

This being human is a guest house, 

every morning a new arrival.  

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.


We had a lot of contributions about what we, ourselves were thankful for.  For Babies... for children.  You never quite see God until you can see him in a puddle.  We are grateful for health, both kept and recovered.  We are grateful for awareness -  we are blessed by things we do not deserve... and that when we are not blessed, we can persevere.  We are grateful for music, and that we have a place in the choir.