Tomorrow is the day set aside for gratitude, and it brings to mind all the ideas I make up about how life should be, and where happiness is hiding today. I just returned from a cruise to the Sea of Cortez, and not for the first time I became aware of the contentment in people who are living in conditions we would consider substandard. Filled with gratitude for all the externals of my life, I am also filled with awareness that it is my state of mind that matters most of all. I am content, and appreciation feels great!