This morning I am grateful to be alive and to know that whatever has decided to take up residence in my head will be leaving in time. I am grateful for my wife who went to the store to get me some soup and ginger ale. I am grateful for the opportunities I had yesterday to be of service. I am grateful for the cleansing power of showers. I am grateful for the pounding I am hearing in my ears as it reminds me my heart is still beating.