I hope each of you had a great Thanksgiving. (If Thanksgiving was not celebrated this past week in your corner of the world, I hope you had a great Thursday.) Ours was good. Though we were missing Eric and his family from our dinner table, we were able to get together with our two other sons and their families. There was much food, much fun, and many memories.
Eric wasn't there because he is still in the hospital, though we have hopes he will be discharged shortly. He has been responding well to treatment, and he is out of the immediate danger he was in when he entered the hospital. His family (wife and two teenage children) were able to gather with him, in his hospital room, to celebrate the holiday.
The humble melancholy that often attends me when I experience deep gratitude still lingers with me. So many of you reached out to offer words of encouragement and to help with Eric's care. I was deeply moved by the many who said that they were praying for Eric and for me (for me!), something I never expected. So kind, so kind. Many of you were in my prayers of gratitude that I offered over Thanksgiving.
If you are interested in seeing how my sister's GoFundMe campaign for Eric is doing, you can do so here:
We hope, with the help of so many kind, giving people, to top $50,000 in the near future. It would be great if that could happen before he is released from the hospital.
Anyway, I digress. I just wanted to say thank you to the many hundreds of kind, good-hearted folks who have helped from all walks of life. Thank you.
I hope you find the tips in this week's newsletter to be helpful.