December is a month of mixed emotions for me. Many in my family died in December (the month is like kryptonite to me) and I tend to mope more this month than other months as I still come to terms with that. I lost two close friends early in the month. On Dec. 21, a friend of mine who just recently retired from Federal Service took his own life.
And yet there is a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to.
I find more time to spend with my grandkids going forward from now through the end of the year, and that provides much meaning, and an overwhelming bounty of love.