Like most people, I love new beginnings: new years, new journals, new books. All the fresh starts and possibilities! But as tempting as it is to say good riddance to 2011, it brought good things as well as bad, just like every year does. Some years we just need to look a little harder for the good than we do other years. For me, getting a cancer diagnosis was bad. But the peace I have found and am still finding is so very good. It helps that this cancer may take so long to kill me that everyone will be completely bored by the time it finally does. Or I may be hit by a truck or a meteorite way before then.
In the meantime, I have a resolution for 2012: I’ll be checking in here more often. I’ll be reading your blogs more often. It’ll be a good place to rest in between organizing all my photos, recording all my passwords, making a financial spreadsheet, purging and reorganizing the file cabinets, oh Lord have mercy.
You’d be surprised how many times I think about you, even you whom I’ve never met. As my She likes to say, “Tah dah!” Happy New Year, y’all. Peace be with you.