I’m convinced it’s still September, so watching the snow fall and realizing it’s the last day of 2012 is a surreal experience. Before I look ahead to 2013, I’m looking back on 2012 with a grateful heart. Oh, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t an impossibly long list of challenges in 2012–many of which the general public will never know about–but it does mean that however long that list is, the good outweighs (outlists?) it. Always. One of my favorite quotes that was shared during the shock of the Sandy Hook tragedy was by Mister Rogers who said his mother told him to look for the helpers in times of catastrophe. So as I look back on 2012, I am grateful for the “helpers” — my husband, family, friends, readers, fans, co-workers (I’ll call them co-visionaries) and most of all, those sweet, divinely good thoughts that have come gently whispering in the darkest moments, assuring me that all is well.
Happy New Year…and happy old one, too.