I don't say this often enough but I want to both thank you and congratulate you
for being here.
Thank you because if it weren't for you there would, of course, be no Ordinary
Life Gathering. Though it may seem to you that you benefit from being here -
and, I sincerely hope you do - the person who really is benefited is me. I teach
what I need to learn or what I need to keep learning at deeper and deeper levels.
Thank you for making this possible. And thank you for the roles you play in
making the Ordinary Life Gathering embody some of the principles that are
taught in here.
Second, and don't let this go to your head - that, by the way, is something my
mother would say - congratulations for showing the gumption for being here.