Yesterday I felt filled with dread at this new year. All I could think of was all the trials of 2012 and how hard and long it seemed. I muttered to myself, "Good riddance!". Then I remembered that that is what I said as 2012 was dawning, still so sick from just being released from the hospital.
Is this what I will say every year from now on? Is this how my life is going to go from now on?
Not the most hopeful or cheerful of thoughts.
I had no hope for this year, truly.
But then I woke up this morning and as I stumbled out to the living room and looked out the window at the lake I saw this...
and I felt filled with hope. The clear skies after so many weeks of rain here in the PNW, the frost on the rooftop of my neighbor's house, the crisp air I could practically smell through the glass panes - it all contributed and the world looked fresh and washed and NEW.
And what more could one hope for in a new year?