Yesterday, I took this photo from my writing desk as we began the shortest day. I am loving this group of ladies who watch the world outside my window. This piece was given to me years ago, when I was just starting my leadership role at the school. I moved it from office space to office space and finally brought it home last spring. It reminds me of so many people who have linked arms and kept watch with me. Some soft snow began to fall as the day was closing down but this morning it has melted. I am thinking of the days ahead and holding all ideas and plans very loosely. For now, I am cherishing that break in the rain each day that lets me get outside for a walk. Small, simple, moments of joy.