Today, I give thanks for options. I wish that everyone had all the options they want in life, but we don't, and I'm grateful for the many that I do. To be able to engage in steering my life and make choices that are not driven purely by necessity and basic need is such a thing, and one that I know as a profound privilege. And it's one I'm incredibly grateful for: To be able to live the quirky life I live without substantial fear of persecution, abuse, incarceration. To be able to make choices about how I spend my money and my time. To be able to break social conventions and behave oddly. To be able to choose my friends and loves. And in so many ways, I am grateful to options large and small, and I wish them for everyone.