Thank you, Carolyn B. Nelson, for your much-needed letter about gratitude (Readers' Forum, Nov. 18). It has been a long time since letters to the editor have been positive. I, for one, have missed them. Whether writers haven't been sending those kinds of letters lately or have they just have not been printed I don't know. But Carolyn's letter was lifting and appropriate at this time. It was good to be reminded that, yes, indeed, we do live in paradise. Would that all the people of the world could also have these blessings.