I thought that I would be lost in the mourning of all of the things that left me this year, but it turns out that I actually gained so much more than I ever could have imagined at this stage of my life.
I have felt love and support from friends, both old and new, and I discovered that I have the capacity to love fiercely, and to be strong and brave, even when the odds are quite stacked against me.
I gained peace...something I thought I would never have again, and I gained a profound gratitude that the peace came when I needed it most, but least expected it.
The New Year will soon be upon us, and it is my wish that it brings us all good health, abundant prosperity, and abiding joy, and that love will still find a way to make everything better.
(The print above is by Sam Toft...my very favorite!)