Lover of Life, Lover of Change, attend our heart's thanksgiving for the daily miracle of adaptation. We endure losses, and yet from these we can learn and grow, loving more boldly, discovering new strengths and skills, building upon what we have learned before. Blessed are the ways of change where meet the mystery and out of that mystery comes new and beautiful ways of being, commitment to peace, commitment to love, commitment to giving thanks. What is perfection but the ability to love boldly and live generously? Stripped back in loss to what is essential, may we share our courage with one another, to find, create, and bestow blessings out of these daily mysteries. Our hearts are empty of thanks, empty of everything. But with great love, we discover great gratitude again. We give thanks for the first time again. We give thanks. We give thanks, now and always. Amen.