Saturday, December 31, 2016

So Long, Farewell 2016

Kris Fletcher

Well, we made it.

There's no denying that 2016 was one for the record books. There are many other blogs and sites with lists of the high and low points of the year. And of course, we all have our own personal lists of joys and sorrows, moments to hold in our hearts and those we wish we could forget.

But we made it. And there's a brand new lovely page on the calendar waiting for us. It's wide open. Untarnished. Waiting for us to write on it and make it our own.

We can't see the future. We don't know what might come our way in the next 365 days. But we can know this: There will be joys. There will be sorrows. If we are lucky, the balance will fall on the good side.

Meanwhile, we have the hope that comes from a fresh start, and the wisdom that comes from another year, and the insights that come from having made it through another year on the miracle of a planet. For that, we can all give thanks.

So long, 2016. Farewell.


5 comments:

Mary Preston said...

Wishing everyone the best of a new year.

Laney4 said...

Yes, it was quite a year. I, for one, am looking forward to a new year - especially after my husband broke his hip in a bicycle accident in August, my son's car slid into my daughter's bumper in October (going slowly for amber light on wet pavement, and charges withdrawn), and my son/daughter fishtailed on black ice and rolled the truck several times on Boxing Day (no charges laid because the Ministry of Transportation knew the ice was coming and didn't do a preventative sanding earlier - there were several tractor trailers jackknifed too)....

Colleen C. said...

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all the very best!

penney said...

Happy New Year to you all and thank you for your books I love them since the first one came out in 1980's I still have number 1 End of innocence by Abra Taylor. My favoraite one is #2 love's Emerald Flame by Willa Lambert.
Penney

Laurie I said...

Very nice thoughts!! Hoping 2017 will have more joys than sorrows.

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