Gratitude comes together and grows from the collective thoughts and actions of the heart, willing to open itself and take down the walls created out of a need to protect itself. Gratitude allows us to see one another through our hearts, rather than our eyes, and opens the reality that we are one in the same, brother and sister, born to share and love through the experience of life. Love one another with fierce passion and commitment, and create a world of equality and meaning. This has been a brutal year for me, but through the hard knocks I have come to find profound and truthful gratitude for the people in my life. Life is beautiful, I hope you cherish it. Life is love, I hope you will love one another. Life is joy, I hope you find reasons to laugh and smile. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my beautiful family and friends. I love you all very much. God bless each and every one of you.