I took this photo through my kitchen window yesterday morning.
My dear friends,
I wasn't able to post this yesterday and express my sincerest wishes to you for a holiday filled with health, happiness and inner peace.
You've all come to mean a lot to me since I began this blog in February. I was unprepared for the level of interest and support I've received from you regarding so many things that matter to me. I'm grateful to those of you I've become "close" to through the blog as well as those who pass through occasionally and leave kind remarks or comments that help me learn and grow.
Happy Solstice to those of you who are inclined. Merry Christmas to those of you who believe that this holiday represents the birth of Jesus Christ. Happy Hanuka to Jewish friends all over the world. I have unlimited respect for all religions and points of view as long as they encompass love, unity and peace for all. I have not yet met a person through my blog who has contradicted these values, regardless of their religion or lack-there-of. This is very heartening to me because it is a start to spreading these values to a wider world, regardless of the god we pray or do not pray to. We all have our reasons. But on love and peace we can agree.
I feel grateful that you're out there. It makes my heart soar at times to read what you have to say. I laugh, I cry (for real) and I think because of the efforts you put into communicating who you are and what you believe in; what and whom you love; where you are going. Your path makes my own just a little less lonely.
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