While it has had more than its share of contention, confusion, tragedy, and despair, there were positive things that happened this year too.
Christmas morning was weighing heavily on Henry. He missed his wife Fannie every morning but holiday mornings were even worse. His heart still ached for the love of his life.
Despite the stumbling blocks and pitfalls of the year, there is much for which to be thankful. Sometimes we need to break from the daily pressures and take a few moments to do a personal inventory. Do not get caught in the trap of comparing yourself to others. Look at you. Identify one thing you are thankful for, something you love. Smile about that thing, treasure it.