This time of year feels like the lull before the storm. Winter is setting in, and Legislators and staff are taking time for themselves and their families to mentally prepare for the upcoming session. Thursday is Thanksgiving. I look forward to spending a day of rest with my husband, family and friends. I have so much to be thankful for – my extended family, my friends and supporters, and the opportunity to serve as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives. It is truly an honor. Wherever you find yourself this Thanksgiving, be kind and be thankful.