As we recover from the flood in Lyons, CO, I try to find beauty in each new day. Sometimes the beauty is in the acts of kindness that I have the privilege to witness. Volunteers still work each and every day. It is not uncommon to see many planting trees or spreading grass seed to foster native grass growth in the areas impacted by the flood. Last week, there was a crew of women from the local jail doing their supervised service work. They were sweeping the sides of roads with brooms and I became teary-eyed observing the integrity of their actions. I shared with their supervisor how grateful I was for their diligence and she asked me to share my thoughts with the young women. As I expressed gratitude from my heart for their service, they began to cry. They had no idea how their actions were lifting community spirits so much and were so grateful to hear my words. The time it took for this interaction changed my life and I know that it changed theirs as well. Each new day is an opportunity filled with choices and moments of gratitude can be transformative.