May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility. ~Mary Anne Em Radmacher
In my household we tend to look at the end of the year as a time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for that transpired during the year, and to consider what new things we might learn in the coming year – a future vision of sorts. I think about these things during the month of December, but really hone in on it during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I will admit that I’m not one for setting goals or resolutions but, after the often frenetic holidays, I relish taking time for reflection on all that has been good in my life and then dreaming about what might be possible in the year ahead.
When I think about all of the wonderful opportunities we’ve had at UUCD to gather for dinners, music, activities, and in-person meetings during 2022, it makes me smile with gratitude. It hasn’t been an easy year, and there have been losses suffered. But we are a resilient people who are capable of finding much to celebrate and appreciate. And in the new year we will begin to envision the future of our beloved community: what our shared ministry will look like, and who we want to be. Undoubtedly, there will continue to be challenges and losses, but together we will express gratitude for all that is our life as we serve our mission and share our joy.
I’m wishing each of you moments of deep peace and abiding love during this last month of the calendar year and the holiday season.
Truly blessed and duly grateful,