By Caitlin Kelly
They’re the ones that matter the most:
— Fierce, reciprocated, welcome hugs
— A genuine smile from a stranger on the bus
— A hand-written letter from a friend
— A yearly Christmas card from someone you’ve yet to meet face to face (Thanks, Leah!)
— A warm welcome back to a church we hadn’t attended in 18 months
— Standing in a bookstore line back in Toronto when a handsome guy in a leather jacket recognizes me, a dear friend (and Grade 12 prom date!) I hadn’t seen since high school
— Another sunrise over the Hudson River
— Another sunset
— Continued good health
— Freelance clients who even say thank you and pay well and promptly for our skills
— Neighbors we like who like us
— Taking care of a friend’s dog so gentle and loving I miss him already
— More than 19,000 followers for Broadside, from Iceland to Yemen, Malaysia to Romania.
Thank you for being here, for reading and commenting and returning.
Your attention is a great gift!
Wherever you are and whoever you’re with, I hope you have a calm, lovely holiday season!