If my Facebook Newsfeed is any indication, 2016 was a difficult year for many people. I am no exception. 2016 brought a number of personal and professional challenges that left me feeling drained and depleted. As you can image, it also took a toll on my creativity. My writing has screeched to a near standstill with only a handful of poems being completed. Last night I said a very happy goodbye to 2016.
As I move into this new year, I am resolving to leave the negativity of last year behind. Life isn’t always easy or fair. Challenges arise without warning or adequate preparation. Tragedy can blindside. When these things happen, it is easy to give in to despair and sorrow.
It is ok to acknowledge the sadness and anger we feel; after all, those are legitimate emotions. But if we submerge ourselves in only the bad feelings, we risk missing out on the good things that happen everyday. So I will approach my days with gratitude in 2017, looking for the everyday miracles that make this an amazing world.
Happy New Year!