The first day of the year. Welcome to 2009. And just what does that mean, anyway? We all are inclined to feel like the beginning of a new year is a fresh start. But why do we feel that way? Yesterday and last week and last month are still there. They still happened. They still effect us.
Maybe human nature is to foster hope. Hope that the coming year will be better. Or hope that we will feel more in control of our lives this year. Hope that there will be improvements and advances. Hope for love and joy and peace.
Despite the complicated navigations around the human heart and mind, I pray that you all have hope for the coming year. And my hope is that it will be blessed. May we all move forward with honesty, understanding and gratitude. May we all slow down and breathe in the newness of each and every day.
God bless and Happy New Year to you.
*the lovely photo can be found at www.irenesuchocki.etsy.com.