It’s hard to stay jaded and bored these days, isn’t it?  While you’re busy looking for new ways to say thank-you, excitement sneaks right in the back door.  Before you know it, business-as-usual has a new spring in its step, and there’s hardly any same-old-same-old left.  Things like having a dog or a hot shower or eyes that still work start feeling like presents.  And all that from a little gratitude.  Who knew.

"You say grace before meals.  All right.  But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, and swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, and grace before I dip the pen in ink."  G. K. Chesteron