You hold in your hands my 116th Random Note of Gratitude, a weekly note that I send to express my thanks to a person I don’t know. It may seem a little bit odd, but I like to think that when it gets right down to it, there is a lot more that we have in common as human beings than we do that is different. My own grandma is also named Carita and over the past couple of months I have had the opportunity to spend a lot more time with her than I have in the past. In talking with her and hearing her story, I have a much greater appreciation for the life she has lived and it has really made me reflect on how I want to live my own life. I have no doubt, that if we were to sit down and chat that I would experience much the same. So Carita, for being who you are, for the dreams you have realized and even those you haven’t, for sharing your heart and soul in this world – a task that is far from easy – I would like to send you my love and gratitude. May you smile often!