The future looks rather dark and uncertain, but I as I sit here in my warm living room with most of my current obligations dealt with and nothing urgent upon me, and with Lisa baking a pumpkin pie that we will share later when it cools down, I'm trying to think positive thoughts and be thankful for the many good things that I have in my life right now. Things could be much worse! And I want other people to be happy as well, even if their happiness doesn't quite match my own path. The supply of happiness in the world is unlimited, and it's not necessary for others to be unhappy in order for you to be happy.
May everyone reading this have a good holiday season, whatever that holiday might be, and even if it's no specific observance.