I’m not in a crisis, nor do I have an angel called Clarence calling on me; but, I can say with no uncertainty that it’s been a wonderful life, with what I’ve experienced so far.
Now, on the eve of another New Year and just yesterday celebrating 49 years of marriage with hubby, I’ve been doing my fair share of reflecting. Not only for 2015 but through all the years that have gone before.
If you read any of my stories, you’ll know that it hasn’t been all peaches and cream. There have been many challenges along the way. But, you know, I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. It’s the challenges that tap into the depth of my soul and give me a feeling I can take with me out in the world.
I began this year with an invitation to the miraculous and now, as it’s winding down, I was shown and given more than I could have ever hoped for. In the midst of world crises and occasional personal crises, I found a gentle guidance and courage. It is subtle and sweet and never leaves me.
I guess, like George Bailey in “It’s A Wonderful Life”, it’s only in hindsight and, maybe, a different perspective that we can see how different things could have turned out had we never been born.
Most of us don’t need Clarence or Scrooge’s angels to walk us through our lives to show us love and how important our connection is to one another. Hopefully, we pick up on that along the way, if we live this life long enough.
I’ve learned a little more this year and my heart has filled again with love, not just for myself, but for my family, friends and fellow beings on this God-given Earth. I hope to share more of these stories with you in 2016.
But, for now, I wish you a blessed
Happy New Year and a Wonderful Life!
Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table