2016 has come to an end and what a year it’s been.
Many of us have faced trials and tribulations these past twelve months, both personally and as a country. I’ve even seen the word “trashfire” thrown around more than a time or two on young friends’ social media feeds to describe their feelings about 2016.
But we’ve also had opportunity for inspiration. Just the other day, I was inspired by the great Jennifer Lopez’s recent Instagram post which reminded us to reflect on our feelings of gratitude, even when we’re feeling down. This Christmas, she let the magic of her tree’s glow transport her through memories of the past year, landing on the conclusion that she had a whole lot to be grateful for. I feel the same way!
I am so grateful for the incredible privilege I have had to engage with strong, capable women like yourselves, both through this newsletter and, more importantly, in person across the country. Yes, 2016 brought me disappointment, but it also brought me the gift of you and the power that you bring to our Deeds Not Words community. And we’re just getting started!