The people I am close to give me comfort and hope

By Cindy Nguyen

It can be hard at times to see and remember the things for which you are grateful. Looking back at this past year (which flew by… right?), it was challenging. Challenging because every day seemed to bring more shocking news than the one that just passed. Whether it was close to home or far away, it still hit my brain as unbelievable. So, I stopped watching the news as much as possible and focused on what makes me happy – on what I can do to make my world a better place. I am grateful for my family, my friends, and my colleagues. It is through personal connections that our universe is made better, and that is what brings me comfort and hope.