As the new year approaches, I have been reflecting on 2016. Quite a year. The world seems to be in such a strange place. I have alternated between overwhelming myself in news and reading too many social media posts to completely shutting it all off and simply going about my business. Aside from the political maelstrom, a couple music icons that I dearly admired have passed. I was struck by sadness in the pasta aisle last week when a David Bowie song played in the grocery store. Nevertheless, I feel extremely fortunate to continue to be a maker - it is a privilege to be able to knit almost every day while so many people are just trying to live. I ask myself how I can help, how I can be of service. Random acts of kindness and really listening to people have become small steps in that direction. I don't always get it right, but I catch myself faster when I drift out of the present moment. I still ask for guidance on a daily basis, and think Bowie was right. "We can be heroes - Just for one day." Happy New Year to all.