January 3 Welcome Uncertainty
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. – Emerson
I can’t recall in my lifetime being so anxious to close the door on a year, and nail it shut. The year 2010 was a particular monster – cruel and cunning, heartless and unwavering. Good riddance, and if I have but one year like that in my life that is good news.
In contrast, 2011 while it hints at being a time of great uncertainty, is a welcome guest.
Today I am thankful for
- the end of a most dreadful year that while it raged, didn’t defeat us, but gave us pause and a rekindled spirit.
- all of the people who reached out and uprighted my boat when I was sure it was capsizing.
- time off to refresh and recharge, rethink and re-engage … or just sit around and watch the birds.
Happy New Year.
For what are you thankful?