It’s a blessing to work in higher education at a school with running, potable water, central air conditioning and heating. We are within walking distance of public transportation, a public library, places to eat, buy clothes, books and groceries, – all at bargain prices. People from all over the world work and attend here. There are well-tended trees, grass, buildings and facilities – even seat protectors! This is not so in much of the world or for many of her workers and children. I am mindful of each of these gifts, though not as often as I’d like. We even have black bunny rabbits that graze around the parking lot at sundown!