I am grateful for my ancestors’ bravery in crossing the Atlantic Ocean 200 to 300 years ago. I am grateful for my freedom to worship, to attend college, to choose where I reside, to live in a representative form of government, to read what I want to read, to experience nature, for my husband and me to have raised our children in public schools, for my forefathers who served in the military with the difficult choice to protect their loved ones against harm, to act in ways to support being kind to my neighbors as well as conserving resources, and for a judicial system that allowed me to speak up for people in harm’s way in my health care career.”