As a new year draws closer, I find myself reflecting on the events of the past year. It included many things: a new job, three trips, a new friend, weight loss, a brother's marriage, and lots of little moments. Overall, it was a great year. I failed in living up to my "word of the year", which was "gratitude". However, I think where I succeeded was in being more grateful overall. This year, I will not be setting themes for every month. But, I still want to choose a word. So, I choose PEACE. I wish it for you and I wish it for me. And as much as it is within my control, I want to choose to make peace happen. Not as an abstract, "oh I hope all the wars end", but as a decision to live in peace. Corny, right? But much harder than you may think.
"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."