12/31/16 Notes to Myself: I'm welcoming the New Year light tonight. I feel peace and joy as I reflect upon a year that has been filled with many blessings. I can recount 365 days that I woke up, could breathe, walk,see,feel,touch,talk. Each day I had a roof over my head and food to eat as well as clothes on my back. I had friends to talk to and share my life with, as well as family. Nature was always just outside my door. Each and every day, I had a sky overhead and ground beneath my feet. I could think, make decisions and choose to appreciate all that was before me. There were hugs,laughter, and smiles as well as tears, grief and loss. Every piece of each day was meaningful and helped me see more clearly how the light always shines even in the darkest moments. I did need to practice patience and keep my lens clear from debris. But once that was in tact I knew all was always well. The light is here and shining bright now as I walk across into 2017.