The holidays can be difficult for many and this has been a particularly challenging year for everyone. Keep kindness at the forefront. Be kind to yourself. Practice compassion with others and with yourself. We all have our individual ways of responding to stressful situations. Remember that others may respond differently to the stresses from COVID-19. Be sure to check on your friends, neighbors, colleagues and elders to make sure they are doing okay. Practice random acts of kindness. Let’s take care of each other, Sitka.