Christmas is officially over with the arrival of Epiphany and the removal of the Christmas tree. New Year’s is officially over with the trouncing of my two favorite football teams. I know that will not set the tone for 2013 since my new and beautiful website (developed by genius/friend Trish Broersma at Green Horse Graphics) will go live this week. Add to that the arrival in April of my book The Gifts of Grief: Finding Light in the Darkness of Loss, published by the amazing Hierophant Publishing. Lastly, at the waning of the year, the marriage of my youngest son to his lovely Annie will take place. These three are unbelievably good omens for a joyous year. Life is overflowing with growth and expansion, and as a good friend wrote me at Christmas, it seems I’ve saved the best for later in life.
I wish each of you to receive goodness and wisdom through my blog—it is written for you with love and heartfelt compassion. Though my individual stars are, temporarily, aligned in some areas, it is clear there are others that are tricky for me as I walk my path into 2013 and beyond. My friends, family, community and the larger world are going through the pain of loss and change of fortune constantly. My hope is that the writing I do through this website will ease some of that pain and help, in my own way, with the stresses of modern life. I wish each of you a happy New Year, filled with growth, health and prosperity.