I am grateful for the opportunity to have met a new family last night. I am grateful that my friend Sam had a boys night with our friends son and got to play cars with him. I am grateful for the brisk and fresh air which reminds me of the changing seasons in my life. I am grateful for all the colors of the leaves and the quilt they create on our lawn. I am grateful for the chance to make apple crisp with Sam and Zoe -- what a family creation.