It’s been a long year. Somehow I suspect a lot of people would agree with me. I need more gratitude in my life–and I especially need to look actively for it again. Today, I’m thankful for a warm house during bitter cold weather, for celebrating the holidays with family, for safe travels, and for having my daughter home from school for a little bit. I’m also grateful for spontaneous coffee breaks with good friends and for ringing in the new year with Patrick.