I just saw a post that said my city was as cold as Mars today. We are in a deep freeze here with temperatures plummeting to numbers that have not been seen in centuries. We are ending the year well-chilled.
As I look back over this spectacular year, I think the word that comes to my mind is blessed. Two major trips, reconnection with some good friends out east, inspiring speakers to challenge and encourage me, and amazing opportunities. I learned so much and met phenomenal people. I am so very grateful for what transpired.
As the year ends, I look ahead to 2014 and I feel hopeful. I do not know what the year holds. At the moment I have no extravagant plans, only ordinary ones. Perhaps that will be the lesson relearned this year–live the ordinary well. Embrace the life given at every moment. Hold the present as a gift.
I am not making many resolutions yet but I will as the New Year progresses. What do you hold dear from this past year? What are you looking forward to as 2014 begins?