I went for a really nice walk yesterday.
Contemplating the turn of the calendar.
I don't feel any differently today than I did yesterday,
but I think this time of year causes us to reflect.
It has been a tumultuous couple of years for me.
Life sometimes changes in quarter inch segments,
and sometimes it hits you in the face like a brick.
the quarter inches have been piling up.
I am grateful that I am ending the year in a better
place than I began it.
I think I have finally found my footing again.
So it is with great reflection that I have decided to
embrace all the "good" and the "bad" things that
happened in my life.
I now know that all of the events of my life have lead me to this point.
I think I can now accept them all lovingly, even the painful ones.
This is one of our beaches.
Something you may not know about me is . . .
I am a Justice of the Peace.
In Connecticut we are blessed to be able to have same sex marriages.
Two weeks ago at this beach, in the freezing, windy cold,
I married two couples, one both men, the other both women.
The joy of the day was overwhelming.
And so was the temperature!
What I took away from that day was the the pure love
these couples had for each other.
They were embracing something they had wanted for a long time,
but were not permitted to have.
It really made me start to think about all I have that I take for granted.
So for today, and hopefully all the days that follow,
I am going to look at everything with clear attention . . .
with presence of mind.
With gratefulness for everything in my life.
My friends. Old and new!
My fabric. no just kidding, well maybe not.
I think I better sign off, it's getting alittle deep around here.