Looking Ahead

We are smack dab in the middle of winter break and in one week we will be ringing in a new year. There are not enough words to describe 2020 and even if there were, I fear they would be inadequate. Yet as 2020 comes to a close and we are celebrating holidays with loved ones, PAL is looking ahead.

We are looking ahead to what we hope will be a wonderful 2021. We know it will likely still be a challenging year in many ways, but we have become more resilient and we are committed to continuing to living out our mission any way we can. We are ready and excited and maybe a little nervous.

In preparation for the coming year we are bringing back the memory jar. A couple of years ago we started the year by setting aside a jar to capture our memories – the good, not-so-good, and everything in between. Then at the end of the year we shared the highlights from the notes in our jar. It was great way to ground us and remind us of the little things that made us smile. Thus, we felt that going into 2021 we wanted to ground ourselves similarly.

We invite you to join us in this endeavor. Perhaps you create a jar as a family and then put it in the kitchen with slips of paper near by to make it easy for folx to write what happened that day. Or maybe you create a virtual version of a jar and capture memories there. Either way we’d love for you to join us and as we enter a new year with new challenges and growth, we are ready and we are ready to walk alongside you as well.

Happy Holidays from the PAL Team & Board!