It gets dark so early these days. And wind whips around gray skies. And the rain falls and snow flies. November is soon to turn to December. Winter and darkness are upon us. And in the midst of all this is the season of holidays, time with family and friends and warm fires and candlelight.
We hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a rest from everyday duties. We did. We had a house full of our sons and daughters-in-law and two grandchildren, 5 and almost 3. We feel so grateful for all of them.
There is so very much written about gratitude and its benefits in our lives and I am pretty sure all of it is true. I don't know if many of you know On Being and Krista Tippet's interviews with all kinds of people. It always inspires us to listen. On the On Being website, there is this archive dedicated to many interviews and articles focused on gratitude. And have you heard this TED talk by Brother David Steindl-Rast? I listen to it often and try to remember every day what Bother David says.
We are grateful for all of you with whom we work...grateful for the chance to make a difference in the lives of children, grateful to spend meaningful moments with teachers and children in schools, and to continue to be able to engage in wonderful work with wonderful people.
With gratitude to all of you and best wishes for a wonderful December!
Louise and Ashley