Christmas is for me a time of reflection. I find I am never completely sad or completely happy. There is sadness in the happy times and happiness in the sad times. I am happy in the thoughts of people who I have shared my life with and sad at the thoughts of those who are no longer here. Some, like Craig, or my brother Bob, or my father, are gone forever, and others who, for whatever reason, are just no longer part of my life. There are those who I wish to be friends with, or who I miss greatly, but have not found the courage to tell them. Then there are those who are still here, regardless of what has happened, and for them I am eternally grateful.
Whichever you are, whether we spoke last week, or it has been several years since we shared a laugh, I think of you often and I wish you only the best. Merry Christmas.