How do the holidays make you feel?

Good evening. I hope you’re keeping warm on this rainy night.

Now that it’s mid-December, the official holiday countdown has begun. Commercials nag me to buy gifts, neighbors put up crazy lights (one house plays “Jingle Bells” at a dog whistle pitch!), and coworkers ask how you’ll spend your time off.

Chanukah, Christmas, and the New Year evoke strong feelings in most people. And for anyone who’s grieving, holidays can be just plain hard. Let me be the first to say: I hear ya!

Over the weekend, I’ll post again and share my thoughts and plans for this season. But right now, I’d love to hear what you’re doing, where you’re going, and how you’re feeling.

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