What are you grateful for? The assignment: Answer the question “What are you grateful for?” in 200 words or less. The result: 365 inspirational pieces, one for every day of the year, including: * The soldier who skipped his nightly run and saved his life * The nervous excitement of entering a classroom for the first time…as the teacher * The magic number tally of cars, kids and cats that make a marriage * The everyday front porch where everlasting love was found * The great vision and personal insights gained despite being blind * The treasured handwritten letters from grandparents to an 18-year-old college freshman * The dad who laughs so hard when telling a joke he can t get the punch line out And much more! There are stories of gratitude for our young and not-so-young bodies. The green lights giving us the okay for full speed ahead, and the red ones slowing us down so we can take a breath. Appreciation for refrigerators, red chairs and carrot cake. And the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who bring smiles every day, plus the fur families of cats, dogs and bunnies who are the happy thoughts of life. There's even thankfulness for the trials that make us stronger. Read them all at once or day by day and enjoy the stories, the laughs and the moments celebrating gratitude. What are you grateful for?