The town I live in during the summer is made up of hardy, outdoor, rugged residents.  Hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking  are regular activities, even for the over 70s.  What it teaches me is to be grateful for mobility, good health, and the eyes to see and appreciate all nature has to offer.  As I drive home and look over at the mountains and up at the stunning cloud formations,  I know how lucky I am to be part of the peace and tranquility that this part of Colorado has  to offer.  Sometimes I want to go out on the deck, raise my arms to the heavens and shout Thank You to the top of my lungs.