I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday break before the New Year is upon us with new challenges and surprises.

There is something about the story about the birth of Jesus Christ that touches millions of people on so many levels. It tells us that despite of hardship, persecution, betrayal, judgement, indifference, poverty, and violence, the message of love, compassion, and generosity will not be squashed.

In that spirit, even though I may not know you, I hope that Peace, Love, and Friendship surrounds you.