Light is always on my mind at this time of year.
Maybe it’s because light figures prominently in the Christmas and Hanukkah stories as well as other holidays that are celebrated this month. Or perhaps it’s because we’re drawing close to the winter solstice, when sunlight is in such short supply (yes, even in sunny Florida).
Either way, I’ve learned that December is a time when we all need to be more intentional about brightening each other’s days in every way possible, because like my long-suffering household plants, we all need a healthy dose of warmth and light (and not just from the sun, but from our communities).
Over the years, all of you have certainly done a great job of brightening mine!
My hope as we close out 2022 is that each of you will find ways to bring light into your own lives by observing the traditions of your faith, enjoying time with your family, or just making time for something fun and frivolous.
Now, as always, I’m grateful to have all of you as part of my community and as beacons of light in my life.
From all of us at ALAN, we wish you peace, joy, love this holiday season – and a bright and beautiful start to 2023.
American Logistics Aid Network