Thankful for tiny fingers and eyelashes. For sideways smiles and giggles. For the way Finn looks around for me when he's playing, just keeping me in sight, it makes me want to cry. Thankful for patience and love from family and friends. For people giving each other the benefit of the doubt, and for kindness and smiles in unusual places. Kindness seems to be one of the most powerful things in the universe. Give it freely, and you can completely change someone's day. Withhold it, and you can make someone feel so alone. I am thankful for kind people. I pray that I can be a force of kindness in people's lives. I pray for strength to keep my optimism alive. To see the good in people. To see the good in me. To see the good in the world.