If I’ve learned anything in the last year or 10 or 40+ years, life is short.
Friendships may not last a lifetime. Health fades. Jobs sure can suck sometimes, but are necessary. Military life is hard. You move. You adjust. You move again. Making new friends as you get older is hard.
But at the end of the day you embrace what brings you joy. Family. Sunshine. Lifelong relationships. Belly laughs. Memories. Good food. Spending too much money on something you know will make someone smile. Heartfelt gestures. Hugs. Random acts of kindness. Inclusion. Smiles.
Wear the dress. Eat the food. Call someone you love. Laugh every day.
Life is short. Embrace it.
Merry Christmas to you all.