Thanksgiving

This is a late-titled post--Thanksgiving was almost a week ago.  But really sad, traumatic things have happened since Thursday, and while I'm not the one who was most affected, or who is most sad, the fact is, it happened to all of us in this little work community, and it's surreal and shocking.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  Ours was quiet and relaxing.  We spent a lot of time together, seeing movies, decorating the Christmas tree, and eating eating eating.  I was dreading this holiday because it was just the two of us without my family and it turned out okay.  Better than okay.

Call your parents today.  Call your brothers and sisters.  Tell them you love them.  Smile at someone in the grocery store.  Say hi to your coworkers.  Compliment someone's shoes.  People are here and then they're gone and it's never easy, it's always a surprise.  Don't be afraid to laugh or cry.  Talk to someone about how you feel.  You're not alone.