You don’t have an income or a bedroom that belongs to you. You don’t have clothes that haven’t been given to you. So, beautiful son of ours, remember to be thankful because your entire life is still so early and so young that it’s all a gift.
Walking into your room, which I still say is my home office, you are surrounded by gifts, things given, including the words painted on your walls which were done by Auntie Sheila and Uncle Alan. When you’re able to read those words, they too will remind you that you come from some where, that your life was given to you and given to us.
Everything around you, unearned by you and really unearned by us, is a bold or implicit sign to be grateful.