Each day is a gift. I take each day when it's given to me and I unwrap it and open it up and say, Just what I wanted, another day! This is a wonderful gift, I say. Thank you. Who are you talking to? my girlfriend says. The world, I say. The sun, the moon, the stars, the universe. I'm talking to everyone because we are all connected. I'm talking to you. I'm talking to the cat. I'm talking to that tree out there. I'm talking to the flowers. Hello, flowers, thank you for the beautiful day. Will you talk to the dishes in the sink as you load them into the dishwasher? she says. Hello, dishes, hello! Thank you for this beautiful day! Thank you for this gift. Thank you, now it's time to get clean.