Yesterday we tried to teach the children about traditions. “Would you like to help me invent a New Year’s tradition?” I asked Thalia. “Something special we do as a family every year that helps us symbolize and welcome the New Year?”
“Oh, yes,” she responded quite quickly. “I would like to eat ice cream.”
2009 was a tough year in a lot of ways. A great year in some ways, and then a year with challenges I never imagined we would have to overcome. But I have great hope for 2010. I feel a weight lifting, the promise of a new era; I feel the suggestion of closure and resolution and new beginnings in a very profound way.
This feeling seems to be a good way to start off the year, and I’m sticking to it.
Wishing you all peace and joy and love and happiness in 2010. And lots and lots of ice cream.
[photo: christmas angel]