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November 24, 2020
Human beings have learned to give thanks for their misfortunes. Before they did, they used to ask the heavens why. Now it’s Thank You all around. Whatever happens, “I am just glad to be here.” But what of those of who are not glad to be here? They look for smaller joys—being called their childhood nickname by a select few; being the first one up in the wee hours; being able to do something for their grandmother; falling asleep on their best friend’s lap while listening to the ocean; rain on an unexpected Thursday; a child’s smile. They manage.