Talk of a new year has always brought mixed feelings for me. There have been times when I looked forward to the new year as an opportunity for new beginnings and new directions. And there have been times when I was happy to see the previous year end as I hoped that the coming year would not be like it's predecessor. And then, I have to admit that there have been times when I just didn't see what all the hullabaloo was about. It was just another day just like the 50 before it. Cynical, I know.... sorry.
What I would like to do this year is to offer 3 candles. One for the last year. It has had some good, some celebration, some happiness. But it has also had its share of tears, worry, and heaviness. I think the blue candle that isn't standing quite straight would be good for the last year.
And other candle for the coming year. -the white tall one, I think. This year hasn't even come and yet it is already filling with hope and uncertainty at the same time as there are questions that only time can answer. Oh patience, how you allude me!
And the third candle, the wider one, for the stability of life that says this is truly just another day, another opportunity to step one foot in front of the other. January 1 is another opportunity to awaken and give our best to the day - just as December 31 was and just as January 2 will be. Every day is a chance to begin again, a chance to find hope, a chance to be better, kinder, more generous people.
So Happy New Year to you. And Happy Day.
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