We just wrapped up a wild and wet storm. As the sun came out this afternoon for the first time in a few days, it reminded me how things always look better when the worst is over.

Life is much brighter than it has been the past few years. It is great to see everything coming back to normal.

Christmas and the Light at the

End of the storm

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

This rebirth of a new day gave me pause to recall some truths. We celebrate holidays with friends and family. People are built that way and we need to be around others, especially in special times.

And any holiday season reminds us family and friends have always been a major part in our lives and most

importantly, positive motivation to move forward

   each day.  They help tackle the dreaded tasks,

    the impossible, and the “do I have to?”.

    With them, they bring out the smiles, laughs, and

      make it fun. At the end, say let’s do it again.  

       Without them is doing the minimum to survive.

       With them standing behind you, dancing through

       a fire pit is fun and easy!

Now this time of year we can begin to return to the old ways remembering the laughs, smiles and fun. It is Family and friends that help make the "no like", "cannot", and "not now" get done.

Over the past two years we cancelled all activities and gatherings. But with Zoom, texting, Netflix, and YouTube we were able to survive. We collaborated on projects via email and phone. We stayed home.

This Christmas, thank those in your life for what they do. Do it even if they do not know why. It should be the holiday season every day.

I hope everyone finds the time to step back and reflect what we as individuals may have done to make our world a better place. A great way to start is to spend some time with family and friends and give a big hug to someone. Share the Love! What a great way to start off January 1st.

Happy Holidays to all.

The Class of RHS’69 wishes you the best with good fortune, health and friendship in the coming new year.

As the old story goes, some friends were walking down a long, narrow and dark tunnel.

One said, "I think I see a light at the end of the tunnel."

Another replied, "Let's hope it's not a train".

As RHS'69 Reunion Committee chair Vincent Yim says, that light means things are lookin' up after the last couple of years. We made it because of our friends and it's going to be a great Christmas.