Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
This baby new year that is upon us has his work cut out. 2008 has been a year of great personal challenges for me and for so many other people. It is a year that I will never forget. Despite the many hardships that so many endured, I hope that there were some wonderful things that happened too, in your world. As for me, I prefer to focus on the wonderful things, not so much the hardships. I always want to see my glass half full rather than half empty.
I am thankful for gainful employment that enables me to work from my home, I am thankful for a child who humbles me everyday with her love, for an amazing husband who supports my passions, and for a wonderful family and friends that are always there for me. I am thankful that I have art in my life to be passionate about. I am thankful for all of you who I call my online friends, who care to visit me and leave comments on my blog - they mean more than you know. I will celebrate the end of a difficult year, and raise my eyes to the hope of happy times ahead. Happy New Year to you and yours, and may your celebrations be safe ones.