Greetings as we prepare to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays.
As joyous as this season is, December’s hectic pace can make it challenging to find time for reflection. Introspection has a way of bringing a spiritual centeredness to one’s self and I find it to be a productive exercise that restores peace and eases life’s daily complications.
I am eternally grateful for my loving family and friends. I respectfully remind you to consider the many blessings in your own life and to reflect on the joys that the holidays bring. I also am thankful for the men and women serving our armed forces, many of whom will be unable to share the warmth of loved ones in person this holiday season. Please say a prayer for those brave souls as they make immense sacrifices to serve us.
The dawn of 2018 also brings us closer to the start of a new legislative session. The House and Senate are both scheduled to convene Feb. 20 in St. Paul. Preparation for the session already is underway and I encourage citizens of District 33A to reach out to me with input on any number of issues. Your thoughts are crucial to me as I continue doing my best to represent the wishes of people in our area at the Capitol.
Another round of challenging subjects and important decisions await the start of the 2018 session. Look for more information regarding top issues as we move closer to the start date.
Until next time, have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Please be safe on the roads as you travel this holiday season.