The stresses of life exacerbated by the ongoing stress of a pandemic is our reality. Life is moving forward, and hopefully we are living all of our lives to the fullest and appreciating the differences in our friends and neighbors. I am thankful to be surrounded by a community who is supportive, by a family who loves me, and by friends who might not agree on every single thing but agree that friendship beats taking a stand over our differences. I am thankful also to each of you who read my reviews, share that you like what I’ve written, and even occasionally make comments engaging me in conversation.
Even if you don’t celebrate this day like we do in the US, take a moment to reflect on your own life and the things that bring you joy, comfort, and well being. I wish you the best on this day and for all days moving forward. Peace, to all of my brothers and sisters who are finding a quiet moment to reflect, exchange kind words, and find a quiet 30 minutes to read.