Friday, January 1, 2016


A new year, a new beginning. . .

 Just like everyday is a new page. Wiped clean. We can start over.

It's not only about how we feel, but it's also what we do about that feeling. We can be depressed and wallow in self-pity, or we can get up, get out, and do something. We're not limited to our physical capabilities, but we can expand our mental capabilities as well. If we can't get out, we can read, explore the vast Internet, or call a friend.

When I was a young adolescent, I can remember my parents explaining to me that they taught me right from wrong and it was up to me what pathway I chose to follow. And, as a parent, one of the hardest things for me to accept was the fact that my children, in their teens, were forming their own beliefs and creeds. I wanted and expected them to believe what I believed and practice those beliefs the way I practiced them. Well, that wasn't to be. They have their own thoughts and beliefs as adults and I respect that.

The paths that some of us follow are not always the short-cuts that we'd like them to be. Some have to struggle financially, physically. Some are dealing with discrimination. Some are experiencing the loss of a loved one.

Some pathways lead us to a friend's house, where we can enjoy the company of a neighbor, Sometimes we just need to have someone listen to us and be there for us. And it might be you that that someone is seeking out. And then the tables may change and we have to be the listener.

Sometimes along that path we might come across roadblocks, or

There might be obstacles in your path. . .

or encounter new friends along the way.

Other times we might have to take an alternate route.

And along the way signs to point us in the right direction

or disclose some hazards ahead.

Or sometimes you just might be out of control. . .

And several times we find ourselves going in circles. . .

There will be beautiful views along that path. . .

We never know what a new year will bring for us. I hope you see the beauty in all that comes your way in the upcoming year, and may you always choose the right path that leads you where you need to be.

Sending good health, 
peace, happiness, 
and blessings to you in 2016! 

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