Monday, January 02, 2017

New Year's Welcome


Whatever this year may bring I will remember
that it started in perfect harmony, with a bubbling
brook that sang as it rushed over rocks, 
and chickadees who chortled before 
taking seeds from my hand.

Whatever this year may bring I will remember
sunshine on fresh unmarked snow, a
crescent moon beside Venus 
in the twilight sky, and the 
exhilaration of a walk in crisp, cold air. 

Whatever this year may bring I will remember
to find joy in simple things, and take time 
to dream, and learn, and give thanks, and smile 
even when life seems overwhelming 
and the future is uncertain.



6 comments:

  1. Ruth--WONDERFUL. And just the tonic I need these days. I find myself weeping at stories of human kindness, and then I fall into despair at what my country has done. So, your words are a balm.

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  2. What a beautiful meditation! Thank you!

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  3. Yeah well, mine started with a sore throat and cold. Watcha gonna do bout dat? Huh?
    ;)

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    1. Someone gave it to me too a couple of days later... oh well, I still will count the perfect days :-)
      Hope you are on the mend.

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  4. Ruth, you have a way with words - and they are beautiful! Photos too.
    Lots of hugs for a prosperous, happy and healthy New Year!

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