Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
Photographer Patricia Gulick

Monday, January 1, 2024

1/1/2024 HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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 goes:

“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.




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