Wishing You Joy
For many people, the end of November signals one of the busiest and costliest times of the year. As much as most of us enjoy receiving gifts, 2020 has been a year like no other. The pain and loss of Covid-19 has circled around the globe, leaving behind a trail of loss and hardship. It seems more fitting this year, for my focus to be on thankfulness for health and the sharing of gifts that are simple and heartfelt: a handwritten letter, an unexpected phone call, a bouquet of flowers, a box of homemade cookies or fresh preserves, or a simple declaration of love and respect. Don't forget to allocate the time to take care of yourself by adding everyday pleasures to your life. For me, that includes a steaming mug of rooibos tea, a comfy oversized chair and a good book.