A new hymn for me, a reminder to be thankful especially now: Come, you have prepared ere the winter storms begin (yes, we have–bountiful harvest in the pantry!) and yes the storm has begun. Will it be severe here, or will we avoid the worst of it? No way of knowing, but we definitely are thankful to be safe and prepared so far. Two good friends have been severely sick in March–sicker than they’ve ever been before. I am definitely thankful for no illness yet.