Bring on 2018 !

by Hilary Gauntt on December 28, 2017

Well, it’s been a wild ride in 2017…floods, fires, hurricanes, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and the most appalling, inescapable in-your-face politics of my adult life. So we will ring in 2018 with a sigh of relief and a prayer for a return to less chaotic world. For someone who enjoys starting the day with the newspaper and ending it with the 6:00 news it’s been a challenge for this optimist to keep the glass half full. Here’s hoping that you find joy, good health and a measure of serenity in the year ahead. I’ve been collecting some inspiring words to help us focus. And if it’s true everything happens for a reason, then maybe this was a year that we needed to learn some hard lessons.

Some say creativity starts with discontent. Choreographer Martha Graham called it “Divine dissatisfaction.”

“My hut having burned to the ground, I can now clearly see the stars.” African saying.

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” Pema Chodron

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”
Eckhart Tolle

“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” Maya Angelou

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” Mexican proverb

“Courage is only an accumulation of small steps.” George Konrad

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. ALWAYS.” Robin Williams

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