Let us be thankful for our mates and partners,
our children and siblings,
and all their families,
and our lives
and our health.
For our friends, enlightened
or misguided, furry
and for our dogs and cats, too.
For work that is worth doing well,
for freedom and teachers,
for honest public servants,
and people who challenge violence and corruption,
and people who help the suffering.
For bicycle makers and fixers and pedalers,
and craft beer makers,
and good coffee
and good pizza.
For snow and rain and sunshine,
and stars in the sky.