gather strength

When I say ‘happy new year’,

I’m not for a moment,

expecting this to occur,

for that is not possible…

a year must be all things.

Happiness must come and go,

like the tides and the winds,

just as sadness,

and all the emotions in between.

When I say ‘happy new year’,

I’m really wishing you,

a baseline of peace,

of gratitude.

Because if you can sit with these things,

for the most part,

happiness will thrive,

when it does arrive,

and sadness will know its place in the mix.

If you can nourish these things,


you will also grow hope,

for it flourishes in such soil.

And hope is the key,

to this enigmatic state

of ‘happiness’ we seek.

When I say ‘happy new year’,

I’m really wishing you more happy days,

than sad days,

more joy than misery,

more laughter than tears…

and the wisdom to accept,

that they all belong.

Happy new year, my friends.

Happy new year.

~Donna Ashworth

let there be joy in everything…..

inquiry for today~ what is shifting?

where our senses meet hope

Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars?

Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.

~Nora Roberts

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