May you find peace and contentment in the coming year.
I say that, and I mean it, but it always sounds so trite. The world is in chaos right now in a multitude of different ways, and this coming year is going to be a hard one for so many people. But together we are stronger, community is vital for the survival of the species, even if that ‘species’ is your local geeks or writers. Human beings are social creatures, and with friends, everything is just that much easier.
So while I know life won’t be full of rainbows and roses, I can hope that whatever may come, you can find peace with it in your heart, and a contentment in your actions.
A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.
Happy New Year!
I don’t really celebrate Columbus and pilgrims and all that jazz. Not when there are Native Americans have suffered and continue to suffer because of this weird mindset that we are allowed to take what we want and ignore the suffering of those caught between us and our prize. It’s not pretty and it’s not right. #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock
That being said I DO like the idea of giving thanks for the good that is in your life. Counting your blessings and realizing that despite the darkness in the world there are still things worth living for.
I am thankful for so much in my life and I know I couldn’t list everything even if I wanted to, so here are the most important ones in no particular order.
1. I am thankful my grandparents are still alive. They give the most amazing hugs. I wouldn’t be who I am today without their influence in my life.
2. I am thankful for a loving and understanding husband who supports my crazy ideas and loves me for who I am. Even when who I am is cranky and stubborn.
3. I am thankful that I have a job that I love and that allows me to work from home on my own schedule. It has done a LOT for my mental health.
4. I am thankful for creative outlets that keep me sane.
5. I am thankful for a community of friends who love and support me and the opportunity to deepen those connections into something beautiful.
6. I am thankful for my health. So far, so good. Much better than it has been.
There is so much I would like to add, but it’s late, and I really should be getting to bed.
May you always have something to be thankful for.
Merry Christmas, Glad Yule, Happy Solstice!
Whatever holiday you celebrate this month I hope it’s a good one!