I give thanks for things large and small
I am thankful that each morning I have hot water and can shower in a world where clean water is a rare luxury.
I thank Wife for making me her partner and for having always accepted me for exactly who I am.
I'm thankful for my wonderful children who were patient enough wait until I got my act together and have turned into fully self-sufficient, productive adults and great partners and parents in their own right.
I'm thankful that my parents gave their absolute best to raising me and wanted only the best for me until their last breaths.
Thank you for my wonderful grandchildren who allow me to return to my own child state.
I'm so appreciative that I won the karma lottery and get to do my time in one of the richest, luxurious countries on earth where we have far more than we need.
Thank you for changing the one letter on my job skill code in my military orders that meant that I stayed in Alabama instead of having to go to Viet Nam.
Thanks for all the very near misses on the highway over the decades that could have led to injury or much worse.
Thanks also for all the mentors over the years who gave me the things I needed to grow and be productive in my work days.
Thank you Gurudev for Shaktipat and the discipline to stay with it.
Thanks for this transition that has allowed me to to drop the illusion of the importance of accomplishment and take a step toward deeper fulfillment.
And thanks for letting me pay back all that I've received by giving a piece of me and life to another.
I hope all of you have as much to be thankful for and can revel in that appreciation today.