Walking this morning, it was hard not to take in the splendidness of this day. The sky is a perfect fall blue, the air crisp but not bitter, and the leaves still fragrant and crunching. I’m grateful for moments and days like this that allow me to rest in a moment and image of gratitude. It keeps me focused and energized for what matters and the people who need me. The world around us continues to be chaos, a tornado of rising Covid cases, conflicting information, questionable news, and an aching desire to just be together--especially as the holiday season approaches.