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I don’t tend to make a big thing of New Year. As friends have pointed out, looking back in such a dark time of the year doesn’t always lead to balance or optimism. I think Lent, for me, is more than enough of an opportunity for some deep self examination.
Can I wish you all a Happy New Year. I love using this blog as a chance to share thoughts, reflections and quotes about the things that give me life. Thank you to everyone who has commented here, on facebook and twitter, and – best of all – in actual conversation. All of you who read this are in my prayers.
Here are some quotes people have shared today:
I have had my share of desires and goals, but my life has come to me or I have gone to it mainly by way of mistakes and surprises.
We live the given life, and not the planned – both by Wendell Berry
Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking/finishes often at the start, and, with ending, begins – Rilke
Tomorrow I will follow the pattern I fell into last year (read about it here). I will be up before dawn and out with my pack and boots following some hills until dark.
Blessings for 2016. I look forward to some really creative and nourishing possibilities. I’m really looking forward to Sabbatical time in the autumn and a long walking pilgrimage in Wales.
If it’s hard for you at the moment – solidarity, love and prayers. Let’s walk together through the year following whatever paths there may be.
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