Sometimes a thought really hits home.
Last week, my friend Pat Eisenberg sent me a social media message via Facebook.
It dealt with Thanksgiving, the holiday season, and the pain it can bring. Pat wanted me to share it.
It said, in part: "It's important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large, wonderful families. Some of us have problems during the holidays and sometimes we're overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. And many people have no one to spend these times with and are besieged by loneliness.