11/24/16 Notes to Myself: Thanksgiving Day today. I am grateful for the many blessings in my life however mixed I may feel today. If I dig deep enough I see the light. Today, I mourn the passing of a treasured friend. A champion in spirit and a woman of great faith. Diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer just about 6 weeks ago she left this earth yesterday. Didn't have the 6 months doctors estimated but I think she got to do and say what she needed to. I love her dearly and will miss her presence but know her spirit lives on in me and the many others who's lives she touched. Like the colors of winter! It may seem dark and gloomy but if I look closely enough there's always signs of magnificence and joy. I'm thankful for those today and the love of friends of family.