I want to wish all of you who read and comment here a Merry Christmas and fine holiday season. This year the season has moved me to take stock of all the gifts I have already received and are sometimes easy to overlook in the rush. It is the simple, everyday things that make up my life that are more important than anything I might find under a tree. I have much to be grateful.
I am grateful:
to have a family who loves and cares about me.
to have good and faithful friends.
to have a career I enjoy.
for a home and warm bed.
for being healthy.
for not being hungry or cold.
for having learned how to have fun.
for being able to look at my life and realize how many fine gifts I have.
In this Christmas season of gift giving perhaps the biggest gift we can give ourselves is recognition of the good we may already have.
Best wishes to all of you in the coming days, weeks and months.