Creative Writing Saturday

To The New Year

With what stillness at last
you appear in the valley
your first sunlight reaching down
to touch the tips of a few
high leaves that do not stir
as though they had not noticed
and did not know you at all
then the voice of a dove calls
from far away in itself
to the hush of the morning

so this is the sound of you
here and now whether or not
anyone hears it this is
where we have come with our age
our knowledge such as it is
and our hopes such as they are
invisible before us
untouched and still possible ~ W. S. Merwin

Happy New Year!

English: Sparkler, violent reaction (guy fawke...

English: Sparkler, violent reaction (guy fawkes) Français : Cierge magique pendant la nuit de Guy Fawkes, en Angleterre. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, I am late. I have a really good excuse. You see, I have been sick for most of the holiday season — crappy timing. Anyway, I wanted to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. With 365 (make that 364) days filled with promise, the possibilities are endless, as are my wishes for you.

Two thousand fifteen is gone, never to come again. With it, that chapter of your life is over and you are free to write a new story, one filled with travel, adventure, love, courage, whatever you choose. The thing that you must remember is:

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.” ~ Napoleon Hill

This is your opportunity to live the life you choose. If you choose to drop out of medical school to pursue your dream of being a chef, so be it. If you choose to leave your high paying job to become a stay-at-home parent, so be it. The choices are endless, and they are yours to make. Granted, many of us have obligations that do not allow us to, at a whim, cast aside everything to pursue our dream. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that you must let go of those dreams. Life changes, situations change, but your dreams must never die.

Among others, the Oxford dictionary defines “dreams” as: “A cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.” Dreams do not expire. They are not defined by time. As long as you hold them close, they endure. Let them stay in your heart, awaiting the moment that you are ready to make them real.

My wish for you is that in 2016, you take a step bringing you closer to living your dream. May the year bring you abundant blessings. Cheers!!!

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