Thankful: For the sun and its loving, long-distance relationship with the earth, heating the globe more and less, here and there, making the skin of the self-controlled healthily tan. For all that has become associated with the sunny day such as the playful voices of children enjoying a rest from school or running then resting on the sand between the sea and the city. For winter months to keep us from taking the summer for granted. For a girlfriend who has the contagious quality of looking for and telling of the good she sees in every person she meets. This positive searching, finding and telling she enjoys keeps me warm in winter.