Sent you a message yesterday but oops have forgotten on which thread. I am vegetarian and would love to "talk" to fellow human beings who love animals and all of God's creation. Read about your new thread. Well done. I have found few sympathetic Catholics and many hositle ones about my decision to be vegetarian.
4elise, you are so very sweet. Thank you. And I think you hit the nail on the head: gratitude. How we treat and value what we have show us whether we consider them blessings or feel entitled. I'll post some thoughts in response to your post later. Alas, work calls!