1. My Dharma Friends group for their companionship in the Dharma;
2. George Carlin for observing the impossibility of achieving peaceful ends with military means in this observation:
"Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?"
(I've noticed that since starting this gratitude practice my appreciation, gratitude, and plain awareness of plants has sharpened. Plants seem so obviously the wisest, most generous, and noblest form of life.)