And so it is that I am excited for a year of many, varied, unpredictable moments, those opportunities to meet God and love others in whatever little ways present themselves. I don't know what the year holds, but it is fresh and full of possibility. Of course, there is also a little dread in my heart for whatever tragedies this year holds, because those will always happen, either to us or to someone that we know and love. But I remember what our papa, JPII, said and what Jesus tells us over and over. Do not be afraid. God will be there, even then.
I don't really have resolutions this year. I just want to meet the moments that present themselves, big, small, happy, sad, momentous or mundane. And I want to encounter Him in those moments and in the people that are in my life in each of those moments.
Yes, yes I did go all Pollyanna on you. I do that sometimes. Better Pollyanna than Eeyore, though, right? Praying for a blessed year for each of you in 2014! And just because I don't have any particular plans or resolutions for the year doesn't mean that you don't. I'd love to hear your hopes or plans or resolutions for 2014 if you care to share. Happy New Year!
|Sunrise from last Jan. 1st, since the clouds were too heavy for a good shot today.|