With so many people suffering in our country (much of it being so unnecessary), I have really struggled to get in the spirit of the season. However, I deep down know that there is way more goodness in the world than evil. In the midst of this terrible pandemic, we all have seen extraordinary acts of kindness and generosity. Many people have been the very best of who they are. The bottom line is that we all have been profoundly blessed. And the only appropriate response to these blessings is gratitude. At the end of each day, no matter how awful it has been, we each can find much for which to be grateful. And that gratitude is the foundation of our celebration and joy.