Every year our holiday wish is for peace on earth, but, so far, we’ve not come close. This year was a particularly bruising year, not just for those who live in the United States but even worse for those caught in Aleppo, the many immigrants fleeing their homelands around the world, and …. (We could go on and on.)
We will try to celebrate the holiday with the gift of HOPE. For over 25 years the adults in our family have taken turns choosing a charity that all contribute to in lieu of large gifts to each other. Appropriately, our son-in-law, Ian, chose Save the Children this year, with contributions going to their Aleppo fund. It’s a small thing really, just a candle. A drop in a vast ocean… But the more candles lit, the more light shed on the darkness.