You are never alone in your moments of anguish.

Raise your head in your moment of sadness and see the battles that others you love must face in their own lives. Realize that your days can be much better spent lifting each other up, holding each other steady and being the hope you seem to have lost for yourself.

There is redemption for you in the kindness you share with others.

I have been truly privileged to make incredible friends in this life. People who never hesitate to help keep my on my course. This holiday, in every moment when I pout over the imaginary things I think I haven't got...I will redirect my thoughts to all the riches I have in the integrity, character, strength, wisdom and laughter I find in my friends. Friends that go back to sand boxes and in all corners of the world.

I couldn't ask for a greater gift this year...than you.