Thankful to influence the world I am blessed to live in. Thankful to inspire goodness in those I love with the gifts I’ve been given. Thankful for a family that continues to grow beyond blood. Thankful for passion that burns without depletion. Optimistic for our mission that endures and knows not completion. Optimistic for the light in my life that grows with every smile. Optimistic for the love in my life that will not be shunned in denial. Optimistic for benevolence to finally be in style. We are drawn to those that help us feel safe. We are drawn to those who choose not to destroy but create. We are moved by those that remind us of the person we can be. We are moved by those that remind us that we are free. We find ourselves in those that we love. We find ourselves when we look for answers in front of us, and not above. We grow once we accept that we must. We grow once we internalize just what it means to trust. We amaze once we believe that we were made to. Gaze to the stars and you may catch one gazing at you.