This post of Dawn’s really struck a chord with me; I asked her if I could quote her sentiments and she kindly agreed. So here goes.
today, i want…
…peace to fill the lives of those i love. especially those who have struggled with challenges over the past year. and for the new year to bring fresh beginnings and hope to the places where there were shadows.
…for no one in my world to feel left behind, overlooked, forgotten, unimportant or alone.
…good health to be granted to all those i love. and to all those they love.
…joy, laughter, gratitude, compassion, love, good memories and a spirit of generosity to thrive in each of our lives.
…quiet moments in which to reflect and appreciate all that we have.
…to be the kind of person that each of the people i hold dear deserves to have in their lives, and to bless their lives as they have mine.
…to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year.
Thank you, Dawn, for letting me share those perfect sentiments!
In 2009, my life changed drastically. It was the first year with both parents gone, Dad having passed away 15 minutes before the New Year. Celebrated a friend’s wedding. Was diagnosed with cancer. Bought a condo. Sold my childhood home. Had the cancer treated with chemo and radiation and surgery. Relied on friends way more than I was comfortable with and believe you me…they helped me in SO many ways that it’s just amazing. Got closer to some folks, which is the absolute best thing to have come from this illness. Met a medium who told me some amazing things.
Really can’t think of any wants for myself…no, wait…I have one want. I’ve said before that this is a favorite quote of mine:
“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” -George Eliot.
I want everyone I know to take this quote to heart. I’m a person who says what’s on my mind, and I’m also a person who tries to help friends solve problems. I’m just not very good at just listening to people vent about things without trying to help. I try to do my best, but I’m not very good at it. I want people would accept that about me, as I accept things about them.
That’s not very many wants, so surely, surely I could get this one wish?
And you know that phrase, “once in a blue moon”? Well…there’ll be a blue moon New Year’s Eve…so I’m hoping!