This is the moment of embarking.
All auspicious signs are in place.
In the beginning, all things are hopeful. We prepare ourselves to start anew. Though we may be intent on the magnificent journey ahead, all things are contained in this first moment; our optimism, our faith, our resolution, our innocence.
Almost every year I use this Tao quote to start off my year, because it is so full of hope....and I always use this beautiful picture of my favorite wind chimes.
I'm betting you though you would never hear from me again after my absence, ha! After a month of daily blogging during a time of many big changes in my life, blogging was the one thing that I let go of in order to keep up.
This last year has been a roller coaster for me. Some of it has been hard and some of it has been empowering, but I think I have found a good balance, so you will be hearing from me more often. ;-)
My word for last year was Sparkle and every time I think of this word and what it has meant to me over the last year I smile. 2014 was a hard year for me. The winter was long and dark which prompted me to choose a word full of light for 2015.
There were dark days and sparkling days in 2015 which is what life is, isn't it? Having a word that made me concentrate on the sparkling parts of life really did help me deal with the harder things that came my way.
Sparkle was a gift for me in a year when I needed a gift.
I will share my word for 2016 in my next post.
This word will challenge me in the very best of ways.
It's good to be back after a hiatus!
Happy New Year!!!