IMG_2298These days a hand-addressed envelope hardly ever appears in the mailbox—until the month of December. Then suddenly, the first Christmas card arrives, and every single day has the potential of bringing one or two more as friends reach out over the miles and sometimes the distance of many years to reaffirm our connection to one another. Some are from family and recent friends who seem to say “I’m glad you are in my life now.” Some include personal notes, some longer letters, and even photos of friends who look a little older this year and children and dogs I’ve never met.

They are all reminders of some part of my life’s journey and I love every one of them—including those from the dry cleaners, the tax accountant, and the audiologist.

xmas greeting & signature