Happy Thursday! Happy birthday, Ellen Degeneres! I am grateful for the life that breathes me into awareness everyday, for a strong body to get me around the place and for new insights along the way. I am grateful for simple things that make life so liveable: a warm, purring cat draped over my lap on cool mornings, hot coffee, cool, clean water, silence broken only by the sound of the ticking of an old clock, a favorite food for breakfast everyday, bite-size bits of rich, dark chocolate, happy dogs and comfortable shoes. May I live from that place of appreciation for all things today, looking beyond my judgements to what is the truth of all things. Peace and blessings.