Our Rabbi's catch phrase is
"attitude of gratitude". I think that is the phrase that I caught at services tonight. And I have a lot to be grateful for, especially my getting home safely in a car that turned out not to
be so safe. And for The Noodle making it round trip across the country. And for my kids and grandchildren and their spouses. and for letting me see a whole new wonderful united states. And for the unexpected adventures in Alaska. And for being
physically strong enough to do what I want to do. And for coming back to Venice and being embraced by my congregation.. for all of these things, I would say that I am indeed grateful !