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Dear friends,

As most of you know, the last couple of years have been challenging for me and my family. Each year, I choose a word to focus on throughout the year. In 2015, my word was "believe." It wasn't what I intended when I chose it, but I ended up being the only person who believed that Bob would live. Thank goodness no one told me that at the time! 

In 2016, my word was "grace." I wasn't sure how that would end up being manifested, but in spite of everything that was thrown at me this year, I believe I handled it with grace, or at least as much as I was able to muster. 

Next year, my word will be "restore." I've spent so much of this year taking care of others that I feel like i need to spend some time taking care of myself and my business. It isn't as selfish as it sounds -- it's like they say when you're on an airplane -- if the oxygen masks drop down, put yours on before you help someone else. You have to take care of yourself in order to be strong enough to take dare of others.

I'm taking care of Bob today. He's upstairs sick, and I just got back from a drugstore run for a prescription, chicken soup, and Hershey's kisses, because, of course, chocolate makes everything better. Working retail, he almost always gets sick in winter, but this year he's been working in Santa's Wonderland, so it's worse. This is a selfie that he took a couple of years ago. To me, it just seems to perfectly epitomize the Christmas retail experience.
I'm working from home now, which I love. It's scary sometimes, not having the safety net of a regular paycheck, but I think it's what I need to do right now. In order to make it work, though, I'm going to have to hustle, so if anyone has friends or business associates who need help with a website, please send them my way. I will be forever grateful! 

I'm grateful for you, even if you don't send me business. :) I'm grateful for my family and my clients and my friends; I'm grateful that, at least for this moment, things are quiet and I have time to sit down and write. That could change in an instant, of course, as we all know. Liz Gilbert recently posted about a friend of hers who had passed away. She said he always had a positive attitude, and she once asked him how he managed it. I'm paraphrasing here, but he said that we all receive at least two miracles a day. One is that we wake up in the morning, and the second is that we can put the day's mistakes behind us and go to sleep at night, knowing that we get another chance to get it right the next day.
Wishing you grace, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and another chance to get it right, 
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