It was an intense autumn, filled mostly with lots of goodness and business that made me feel at times totally overwhelmed, but inspired and fulfilled at the same time, intermingled with some sadness that I explain in detail in a past post below; and an intense start to winter, with some very sad news on Christmas day, hitting during this time of year ('the Holidays') when I always feel so much conflicted emotion anyway, all of which I will explain later in another post.
So here we are, 2012 Space Odyssey. :) I do love something about this time of year - the days begin to get longer, which helps to deal with the cold, and while I am not one to declare a list of New Year's Resolutions, I look to the natural cycle of life for inspiration in this time of hibernation, incubation, renewal, and rebirth. I am a firm believer that we should reinvent ourselves anytime we see fit, whether it be simply a shift in attitude or perspective in a given moment, or change on a grander scale.
|bat-leaf passionflower at the Botanic Gardens in DC|
Jan 1: I give thanks for my incredibly stimulating, fiery, quirky, inspiring, and loveable husband and children.
Jan 2: I give thanks for (relatively) clean water to bathe in, cleanse with, and drink.
Jan 3: I give thanks for having a warm and safe place to live.
Jan 4: I give thanks for dear friends near & far who stimulate my mind, heart, & soul.
Any thoughts you want to share in reflection of 2011 or going into 2012? Click the pencil...