I was reading the National Geographic the other day and was stunned by one of its facts. I guess they can't be perfectly accurate, but they estimate that since human beings appeared upon the earth there have been 107 billion of us. That just boggles my mind. Oh sure, I knew a lot of people preceded we who now tread carefully and not so carefully upon this nature based orb we call home. But 107 billion is a lot of moms and pops and kids and food to feed us all. We really are nothing new. We have benefited so much from all of the advances made by earlier generations and hopefully we will leave this place a little bit better for having been here but if you know someone who thinks the sun rises and sets because of them, just remind them of the bigger picture - the bigger picture with 107 billion people smiling and laughing and crying through the ages. And thank you, God, for not giving up on us!