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Into 2022!


Cottage, ely lake minnesota
I’m sitting at the kitchen table up at the cottage, looking out over the frozen lake as the sun’s rays begin to climb over the trees. The trees are blanketed with a fresh coating of snow. It’s so beautiful! 3-4 inches of snow fell after we got here last night around 5 p.m. That’s on top of the 8 inches that has fallen in the past few days. So, it's truly a winter wonderland. I’m going to be heading up to Giant’s Ridge Ski Resort soon to get some turns in!


Each time I get up here, I’m filled with gratitude. I feel so blessed. Not only for this cottage, but for all that is my world — my girls, Deb, her girls, Brightwater, and all of you, our health, and our community… 

Brightwater had a great year — due to all of you! Your support and enthusiasm for Brightwater, and all of the Excelsior shops and businesses makes me so happy. Thank you! 

I’m going to keep this short. There’s shoveling to do, the firewood needs to be refilled, and then, skiing! 

Thank each and every one of you for being part of my world! You make my life fuller and better. Thanks for supporting Brightwater, too, both in the past and into 2022.

Let’s hope 2022 is the best one yet! I hope you have a wonderful New Year's, and that you stay safe. Please be kind, show grace and peace.

Lots of love, and best wished for 2022!
- Bill

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