I was sexually abused as a young child, 4-15 years old, I am thankful for the person that taught me to forgive and to heal. I have healthy, well adjusted successful children that I am also thankful for. I am thankful for the gift that I was given to help people calm their pain and anger, for I feel it is a gift that has touched many. I was diagnosed with cancer 16 years ago and was told that I would not live another year, I am very much still alive, I am thankful that for the friends and family that helped me through that . Lastly, I am thankful for the gift of nature, for God has given me reason to be thankful each and every minute by teaching me to observe the beauty around me and what is really important.