its good to be grateful, one can learn from other beings by their blessing. it would be more beneficial however to give thanks to the reality that you are and that is within you. the bodhisattvas will be happier if you appreciate yourself and your sense of Me-ness. you can learn from master worm or mistress sheep. i bow before a buddha.
best wishes, Tom.
in any matters of importance. dont rely on me. i may not know what i am talking about. take what i say as mere speculation. i am not ordained. nor do i have a formal training. i do believe though that if i am wrong on any point. there are those on this site who i hope will quickly point out my mistakes.