Even though there are some people with whom I do not want to spend much time, I am grateful for their gifts and the vast variety of gifts I observe in others. How dull the world would be if we were all the same. And if all were like me, how inefficient it would be. Different viewpoints, different talents, different experiences, and different struggles: I am in awe of how it all works together. In the ideal world, all would celebrate diversity, be open to differences and seek to learn from them. Expressing gratitude is one way for me to open those channels, and even when those differences cause strife and struggle, it can be an opportunity to grow. Thank goodness!