It’s that wonderful time of the year

Dear Friends and Supporters-

As I sit down to write this message, it’s that wonderful time of the year, the 2020 Holiday Season. A season we like to imagine is filled with joy, peace, and hope. This year, ask people how they feel about the holiday season, and their response might be, “For this year, peace, joy, and hope have either been deferred or out of work”. For me, there is one word that describes the holidays of 2020.  No, it’s not that word, it is this one — HOPE. 

Hope is to want an outcome that makes your life or someone else’s life better. It not only can help make a tough situation more bearable, it can eventually improve our lives because envisioning a better future motivates you to take the steps to make it happen.

Whether we realize it or not, everyone looks for hope at sometime in their life. It’s what humans do. Hope helps us find light in the darkest of times. It can define what and how we want our future world to be. We make it our story, searching for hope, creating a better outcome.

But then, at times, in life, there is hopelessness. When there
is no light, only dark, and not even a flicker of candlelight to find a way through.

During this exceptionally unusual and difficult Holiday Season, many have the ability to be the light, the hope holder for the ones who are struggling. It’s really very simple. Check in, make a phone call, pay it forward, donate food, offer your time. Quoting Nike- “Just do it”.

It is my hope, that some of you, will be a glimmer of light in the darkest of days for that friend, family member, or stranger by offering the simplest act of caring and kindness.

Wishing you moments of joy, peace, and hope during this Holiday season.