Congratulating a Friend on a Job Well Done

Dec 22, 2015 10:00 AM ET

My Mother has always loved this week. Certainly, she is partial to Christmas. A gathering of family for a religious celebration is a wonderful occasion, and my parents do an admirable job of keeping this season sacred. Their home never feels more like home than this week.

But she has always loved this week for another reason as well. Finally, we have arrived at the Winter Solstice, the point in the year with the longest night. For Mom, this is a big deal, because it means that every day for the next six months will have a little more daylight. She likes daylight. Basically, this solstice is her hump day for the year.

Last week, I got to celebrate the Winter Solstice in another form.

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Valerie Bennett
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
+1 (770) 317-5858