As I sit here on Christmas Eve eve, I am feeling blessed. I am fortunate; I have been able to begin a wonderful journey with the support of family and friends. I truly believe 2022 was a year of transition and that 2023 is going to be filled with many good things. This time of year can be filled with joy and happiness, but it can also be full of stress, despair, and loneliness. I pray we can all find the love, hope, and joy of this season in our hearts and take time to share it with those around us. Share our blessings. If I can do anything better in the coming year, it is to make the lives of others better whether it is featuring fair trade artisan goods, creating opportunity to learn a new skill, providing a fun evening for creativity, or offering a chance of employment. The smiles and reactions of people coming into THE WORKSHOP this past month have been wonderful and reaffirming. We have something special here and I am so blessed to be a part of it. I wish you all a very blessed and MERRY CHRISTMAS and a healthy, safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR.