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.