It’s Up to You To Unwrap the Gift of Your New Year
Chances are you feel no different than yesterday. Chances are a problem that you faced yesterday seems more insurmountable than yesterday. It’s not. You are you, and I am me and neither one of us is in control no matter how hard we might dig in our heels and embrace the struggle.
When the well goes dry, listen.
Sit by it, your ear pressed to its rim.
Hear the empty and the hollow of it.
Let be. Let be.
When finally you hear your breath
echo back to you,
let this sound be your first prayer.
Where there is breath,
there is water somewhere.
A Way In the Wilderness from In the Sanctuary of Women, Jan L. Richardson
Let’s take hold of this new year, this gift, together. Let’s clutch it close and treasure its beauty. Let’s slowly untie its packaging, savor the experiences and explore what is within. Happy new year! May you meet each moment, each hour, each day with praise and wonder and peace.