This week, homes have been decorated. Special foods are being prepared. Families are gathering. The miracles of this season can be seen all around us.
Today, I am deeply grateful for all the times we have visited together, learned together, and explored together during this interesting and complex year. I am humbled by all of you who have chosen to share with me your hopes, your fears, your joys, and your challenges.
My holiday wish is for everyone to recognize that they are dearly loved and cherished by many people, and that their life and their work does make a difference in this world. If each of us can embrace this perspective, then we will realize that we do not have anything to fear about the future.
Much joy and many blessings to you and yours this holiday season. May it be one of your finest!