I am running out the door, but wanted to take a moment to be publicly grateful. I am grateful for the kindness of neighbors and cousins. I am grateful for doctors who had the skill not only to stop, but to start the heart and lungs of my uncle. I am grateful to friends for their good listening and for their thoughts and their love and their support. I thank my husband and my children for opening my eyes and my ears every day. I am grateful that the temperature has dropped and that my dog hasn't eaten any beloved stuffed animals in at least a day.