We are going to bring in the New Year quietly, just the way we like to do. As I think about this past year, the biggest thing I feel is gratitude. So thankful for deep friendships, for some warrior women who have faced cancer with courage and grace, for my expanding family, for the absolutely amazing joy I got out of seeing Star Wars this week (okay, call me crazy, I don’t care. . .), and for another few minutes of sheer and utter joy when I watched Aretha Franklin sing “You make me feel like a natural woman” and got to see Carole King’s face of stunned disbelief, then her own sheer joy, and to see Pres. Obama weep as he listened. Life is full of sacred moments. My own journey is still being written, and there are many sacred moments to be lived. I know that the next year will be graced with new adventures and some surprises. I bless all of you, with the cup with which you have blessed me. Drink deeply of blessing. Be kind, children, to each other. We are all we have. And look for those sacred moments and those moments, however fleeting, of deep and utter joy.