My moments of gratitude may come just before sleep, but for others gratitude often finds a different time to take over. Take CM reader Daria, who sinks into thankfulness while swimming her morning laps. The physical act of pushing through water motivates her not only to appreciate her arms, legs, and lungs, but also the lifeguards that keep her safe and the car that transports her to the pool.

“I find nothing so colors my day than saying “thank you”, before an endless stream of wants and needs barges in,” she writes.

For that, I thank you, Daria.

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