1/1/2024 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Dear Fellow Travelers,
Every New Year has its own new
beginnings, a fresh start, a new-ish feel. If we could bottle this and drink
from it daily, each day would hold its own delightful newness. Perhaps we can.
I will endeavor to do so. Will you?
It is a challenge to feel optimistic
these days with wars raging, politics fracturing countries, Mother Earth showing
us the results of our actions, and our everyday hurdles. Yet there are still blessings
to behold and silver linings to discover.
Sharing joys, giving thanks,
reminding each other how important we are to one another and being kind to
ourselves, all such things brighten our world. And that brightness can reach
the dark corners.
As the line from Puff the Magic Dragon
“Little Jackie Paper
loved that rascal Puff
And brought him
strings, and sealing wax, and other fancy stuff”
Watch for the fancy stuff, like strings
and things, words and thoughts, leaves waving in the wind; some can be held,
some seen, and some felt. This moment holds eternity, it is eternity, all
bottled up and ready for us to drink it in.