Joy is family togetherness. And this holiday season we have much to pray for and much to be thankful for.
Living with fear is debilitating – and many around our world are doing that. I feel it when I think about how I want to protect our family and friends from crazies. I feel it when I think of the illness, cancer, that lives ( and will hopefully disappear soon) from members of our family. And I feel it when I think of how fragile and vulnerable our peaceful free America is.
So I push it out of my mind because all we have is the moment and that should not be marred by fear.
So this last week has been one of celebration – first our Committee of 200 Scholars whom I hosted at my home for a holiday brunch. The conversation is always stimulating as we learn from each other and celebrate the evolving success in their careers – also discussing areas where we can help each other. A wonderful group – here some of them are with the youngest honorary member Zara who is nearly 2, and rescue dog Goldie!