We all know about those Christmas newsletters telling mostly the good stuff and avoiding the unpleasant stuff. Well, here's mine for anyone who is interested. I personally love these holiday updates and though we don't send Christmas cards and letters as much as we used to, I so look forward to those I receive. I can remember the days when the kids were growing up and every year the card featured them and the newsletter was full of our busy lives. But when the nest is empty, you fill your lives with different things and most of them pretty routine. But you know what has changed as I grow older? I am overflowing with gratitude. My life didn't follow the pattern I had imagined, but what a wonderful life I have, even with its challenges. I hope you feel the same. Merry Christmas to all and happy holidays to those who celebrate different ways.