This Sunday Letter is about Encouragement and Support to those young and those not so much so, those who know loneliness, those surrounded by family, those connected and not, and lastly, to readers who find comfort in the Sunday Letter.
My life, our lives are a mix, a blend of the old and the new. December is a blending of the old and new. Perhaps your year ends with appreciation or perhaps with disappointment.
Is there an old shirt, a favorite recipe, individual or even a well underlined book you would enjoy…once again wearing, preparing, connecting, or reliving the comments and under linings? The experience of doing so, can be uplifting, renewing memories of a past meal, conversation, of turning pages and reading comments of a first reading?
In my life the old become new in 2024, David is 85, a new friend, and active member of my church men’s group. Lois Frank PhD., an indigenous food anthropologist, a James Beard award winning author, chef has increased our knowledge of plant-based food and recipes, and lastly, I am mid-way through a print book purchased but not read on aging wisely.
I encourage all of us to reflect and begin thinking of the hope and expectations of a life to be enjoyed, involving others, and making a difference in 2024.