My favorite week of the year, the week between Christmas and the New Year. New Year's Day is without doubt my favorite day of the year. The week leading up to New Year is especially poignant and introspective for me. I relish it.
I love new beginnings, fresh starts, cleared slates, clean pages, new chapters, wrapping up. New Year brings renewed energy and expectation. No resolutions! Merely a day on the calendar to remind me to say "yes."
This last year was full of change and lessons, surprises and upheavals. In the end it allowed me to remember who I am and what matters to me. I walked away from managing and suffered significant withdrawal symptoms. I sat with myself; I sat with mySelf. I came back to me...
What I wish for us all is a new year to move more steadily in the direction of authenticity and faith --authentic faith.
Here is my New Year's card for anyone reading this: May you embrace your unique and distinctive Life; may you readily share your Life with the rest of us; may you remember you are not alone, that it is good that you are here among us. Amen.