Thank You, God, for
Inspiring teachers and mentors with integrity
The ability to enjoy simple pleasures, like the company of my cats
The ability to have hope in God, even in the face of hopeless circumstances
The simple and nourishing conviction that it’s still worthwhile to make a good difference where I can, even though I can’t make a difference everywhere
A very good start in life
I am grateful for so much, but tonight I just wanted to celebrate a few gifts for which I am profoundly grateful; I am most especially grateful for the gifts of faith and hope, and I credit my parents for cultivating fertile ground in me for the Spirit to plant these precious seeds.