Well it sure doesn't take much to be grateful and humbled if you just take a look around a bit.
Today I was noticing license plates on cars from all over the country and N. America for that matter and I thought, "wow, I'm actually working here at Carlsbad Caverns National Park!". Then I remembered that the place is also a World Heritage Site - which is a big deal. Then I checked on that and found out that...
...there are only 20 World Heritage sites in the United States, 3 of them are here in The Land of Enchantment and 1 of them is where we both work! Or should I say, "where we both are privileged to work."
The other 2 that are in New Mexico are:
Chaco Culture National Historic Park and
Pueblo de Taos
It's interesting to note that only 2 other states (California and Alaska) have more than one World Heritage Sites and that no other state has as many as 3. Not that anybody is counting ;)
Of course we think that every square inch of this Earth is incredible. If you want to visit some exceptional examples check the list to find the closest World Heritage Site. You might be surprised. Then go visit one. We live on an incredible planet!