I am thankful for our ability to feed the world
and hopeful that someday we will do so.
I am thankful for those who serve in our protection and honor
and hopeful that someday their services will not be needed.
I am thankful for those who work to save our planet
and hopeful that they should never lose faith in their efforts.
I am thankful for my job and all that it provides
and hopeful that all others may find themselves so blessed.
I am thankful for our system of government
and hopeful that it will be used to solve, instead of create, problems.
I am thankful for diversity in all of the world’s life
and hopeful that we retain our desire to appreciate our differences.
I am thankful for family and friends
and hopeful that if we are strangers, we shall soon be friends.
I am thankful for every day of my life, be it good or bad
and hopeful that at the end of every day I find reason to smile.