This has been one of the most difficult years I can remember. On a personal level, too many dear people I know are grieving unspeakable losses or (like me) facing worrisome health challenges. Lately it feels as if we're all wandering through a bad dream -- and there's no plausible way to put a Norman Rockwell holiday spin on any of it.
In the midst of so much heartbreak and upheaval, I'm all the more grateful to the folks who've given me reason to believe there's still an abundance of hope, goodness, beauty, and light in this world. I'm blessed with the most loving family and supportive friends anyone could ask for, and I'm indebted to all of you.
Wishing you many blessings of your own to count this Thanksgiving. ~CL