This morning I am grateful for the peace in my body and a restful night's sleep. I am grateful for the opportunities I have each day to be of service. I am grateful for the presence of long time friends in my life like Angel Sullivan who I will always remember as the only person willing to eat lunch with me when I attended the Black Church Studies retreat in 2001. I am grateful for my friend Claude Bowen who I will always remember for his unconditional love, guidance, grace, and sense of humor. I am grateful for my neighbors Larry and Sue who sold their house and left yesterday for all they did to help us learn about taking care of our home and yard and so many random acts of kindness.