Today I am 39.
“3” in Japanese is san.
“9” in Japanese is kyuu.
San-kyuu is how Japanese pronounce “Thank you.”
Thus, I am making my 39th year my Thank You Year.
I intend to me more mindful of how I got to where I am, and thankful to the people, organizations, and organisms without whose support I might not have made it to 39, like so many others.
Thinking about how I got here despite how many animals I have eaten, how much carbon I have exhausted, how much ignorance I have propagated, should help me make the next years of my life more benefecial to others, and more fulfilling for me.