I liked this exercise when I did it last year. And so, it seems, did some of you. I did not reread last year's, so there may be some repeats, but that's what you get.
Day 1 of my month of gratitude: In honor of finally finishing a class about giving care, I am thankful for caregivers: For those who provide safe and happy homes for children, for those who ensure that the rest of us are mostly unafraid, for the one friend and reader to whom I owe a lengthy e-mail, who has made saving lives his life's work. Thanks for people who give care to us all.