We're in the last hour of 2012 here...& that's a huge blessing. I know it's only a number, but the symbolism has remarkable healing powers on my psyche. Looking back on the time breaking a sweat with my second family, meeting an array of wonderful people in an unfamiliar line of work & spending precious time with my son gives me a reason to smile. The rest of the year's been laced with awful pain & sickness. So now I bid 2012 a fare the well...
...& I welcome 2013. May you fill our lives with loads of laughter, love, loyalty, good health, great wealth & divine blessings.
"...& ye, who have met with Adversity's blast,
& been bow'd to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass'd
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury -
Still, fill to the Future! & join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
& having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen."