Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
In western societies most people face subtle expectations to get more, to achieve more, to deserve more. That makes us postponing our satisfaction to a life in future when we finally got all this. But this is a false conclusion and maybe the reason for suffering. Isn't it time to think of, what we have already got - blessings, health, friends and family - and be grateful for that?
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There's something really admirable about French culture and an attraction in how independent it is from our own. So, it's odd that in other countries that are very American-influenced - who seem to care more about the Oscars than anyone here does - there's both anti-Americanism and also too much America.