No, it won’t be a surprise, because she can and will read this! Still, she might be surprised about how many of us want to seek out a way to wish her a Very Happy New Year! She does great things for us every day and it’s time to show some appreciation. But I say “Bring it On!”
It's way past time to define loved ones as family members. Loved ones are simply people who love us. They don't have to be related. They don't have to live in the same country, or town (probably the same planet though). Open hearts create huge groups of loved ones.
I admit I was hoping this would be so much more. I thought so many people would reach out and share things. I think the two of us did a good job, and I think a lot of people missed a great opportunity to work together, to show love, appreciation and some teamwork.
It is what it is. (I think I should have that tatooed on my forehead.