Tonight, I went to the first of four holiday parties (that I know of so far) I'll attend. It was a good one — it always is. As I always do, I talked with some people I knew well, caught up with some casual acquaintances, and had some riveting conversation with brand-new friends*. It sets a really pretty nice tone for the rest of the month and the rest of the season.
And I think I picked up three new readers of this blog — maybe more. Goodness. That never happens.
Day 28 of my month of gratitude: I am thankful for readers. And even more thankful for commenters. Speaking of setting tones, you know. Welcome aboard, new folks.
*The phrase "brand-new friend" invariably makes me think "walking with Jesus and Jane." Super-special extra points to you if you also get the reference without googling.