Our hearts and prayers go to our friends and family in Paris, as well as those who recently suffered terrorist attacks in Beirut, Kenya and Baghdad. A friend of mine reposted a comment on Facebook that began; “It is not just Paris we should pray for. It is the world.” As we open our hearts to all of the good people in the world, I give thanks for the freedom that we have, and the ease, overall, with which we live. I also pray that those whose actions turn to violence will be turned once again to peace. I believe that Good will overcome evil.
I know these are heavy thoughts, but I cannot help but share them with you. If you are reading this, thank you for your good thoughts and prayers.
As we go into the most wonderful season of the year, I want to remind you that I am grateful and thankful for each of my family members, friends, coworkers, clients, students and alumni. May we all be at home enjoying our loved ones this holiday season and beyond, and may peace prevail.