Even though I’m goal driven, I’m grateful that I’m not a competitive person. People who always need to win have a hole in their aura that is impossible to fill, and they ruin the fun of the game for others. I’m grateful for chocolate chip cookies, especially if they’re homemade and not too sweet. And, I’m grateful for all the time I spent teaching. It taught me to facilitate discussion, and shut down hecklers and assorted other blowhards. Life skills.