After reading Kelly's beautiful story about thankfulness, my mind immediately drifted to one of our favourite bedtime stories of the moment. It's called "For All The Creatures", and it celebrates compassion and gratitude for all living things. Here is my favourite passage (it's the page that celebrates snails):
For dawdlers and dampness.
For spirals, shells and slowness,
smallness and shyness
and for scribbled silver secrets, we are thankful.