This week I participated in holiday festivities at work for the first time in many years. We had Christmas Tree decorating and a skating party for all our patrons, a lunchtime potluck, and an evening staff Christmas party. While I wouldn’t call myself a “Christmas person,” I have loved every minute of it. But I realize that what I have been celebrating, is this feeling of belonging. At this time of year, we notice more when we don’t belong somewhere. One of our patrons said to me at the end of the skating party, “This has made my Christmas.” Mine too my friend, mine too.