Dear World,

Some people might call you Earth, or the third planet from the Sun, but I like to refer to you as everything I experience in my life, everything I know, everything I don’t know, and everything I don’t know I don’t know.  World, you are so vast and deep that sometimes I feel I get lost in the midst of all that is happening in everyday life.  It’s easy to dwell on the struggle and despair that is present within you from war, famine, injustice, lies, hatred, poverty, and evil, but for every negative characteristic about you there’s a corresponding part filled with peace, health, equality, truth, love, wealth, and benevolence that is unfortunately often left unnoticed.  I’ve been with you for sixteen years now, yet I’m still learning more about you each day and the moment that I cease to learn from you will be the day I cease to live.  I would like to know why I can’t seem to fully appreciate everything you offer me while I have it because I tend to forget that each day I breathe your air is a gift.  I guess you could say I haven’t been writing enough thank you letters for the present you are constantly giving to me.  But let this be my first letter to you and with that, I just want to thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed to me from my health, my family, my companions, my dreams, and your love for me.

Truly yours,

Chris.

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