New Year’s Eve

Reflecting this evening, I have so much to be thankful for – mind’s eye images of many immeasurable blessings celebrated and received in the past year – in my own life, in the lives of loved ones, and in the life of the world. But painful and utterly tragic images flash before my eyes, too. So, in saying farewell to the old year, I’m quietly praying for deeper thankfulness, healing and peace, for the peoples of the earth, wherever they are, and for me and my part in all that lies ahead, and for you, too, in the new.