I enjoyed being with family and friends at the beginning of 2021. I had the opportunity to swim in the sea and go for seaside walks. It was refreshing and I am grateful. I had time to reflect on our blessings here in Aotearoa New Zealand. We have a freedom that our families and friends do not have in the Northern Hemisphere. Each day is a blessing and I give thanks to you all who contribute to the Sisters of Compassion services.