A dreary, wet ending to 2006. As I sit here, I am remembering some events during the past year and wondering if it was a good one or not. A chronological chain of memories are forming like the droplets on this tree. I've never regarded New Year's Eve or New Year's Day as anything special, actually. In the passage of time, there is no end, like the beat of your heart or the ticking of the clock. Yet, we mark the ending and start of the "Year" as a focal point in remembering years past. How else would we cherish "1988" as being a great year or "2005" being a year we would love to forget? We regard New Year's Day as a time for a new beginning. Our personal resolutions are made that are rarely kept, but at least New Year's Day reminds us to examine our lifestyle and goals.
I'm not ready to list my resolutions yet. Generally, though, I look forward to a year of good health, abundant laughter and smiles, and being able to hug and hold those I love dearly.
My wish for you is the same. May we all continue to strive for:
Harmony and peace in our lives,
Reducing our stress, and,
Spending time to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.
God Bless You.