Let us be grateful
for the ca­pac­i­ty to see, feel, hear, and understand.
Let us be grate­ful for this in­cred­i­ble gift of life.
Let us be es­pe­cial­ly grate­ful for the ties of love which bind us together,
giv­ing dig­ni­ty, mean­ing, worth and joy to all our days.
This is in­deed a day which the Lord has made.
Let us re­joice in it and be glad, and let us count our many blessings.