I've just opened today's post, which included a letter from the head of the Diocesan Board of Education (the village school is a Church of England school and I represented the village church on the governing body). It is quite the warmest letter of thanks that I could have received, and has touched me immensely.
Even the Sage, upon reading it, gave me a kiss (he's not big on expressing praise, though appreciative in his actions).
Though still mindful of and affected by the sadness and problems of friends, I'm looking forward to the weekend. My daughter is visiting, we're going to a party later to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of close friends and the sun is shining.
I wonder what you thank, if for you there is nothing beyond? Doesn't have to be a god, let alone my God, but something beyond this world - maybe for me God is someone to thank?