In this program, I have revisited a number of painful and traumatizing experiences of childhood. The feelings of sadness, being overwhelmed, and being disappointed have been prevalent. It has felt important to allow those feelings to percolate up and to sit with them; not chase them away. While not wanting to tamp down those feelings, I also have wanted to recognize the miracle of coming through those experiences with some positive, maybe even unlikely, attributes. I can appreciate having the ability to love and be loved; to have faced adversity with fortitude and can-do practicality; and to having a reservoir of self esteem and often confidence. Again, I express appreciation for this program, and this community.