A friend and neighbor lost his son this past weekend, very suddenly.  His son was about 19 or 20 years old.  I can not imagine the emptiness and hurt that this would bring on; even after watching my younger sister and her family deal with it, I still cannot imagine what it feels like.

So I am grateful that my family is healthy and that we are all moving forward with our lives.  I am getting extremely busy working for myself, with a few friends and with new people and companies that cross my path.  I am really enjoying it and I continue to learn a lot.  It has also allowed my wife and I to do some traveling these past twelve months and I anticipate that we will be doing some more.

I am grateful for health and opportunities and especially for my family.