2016 has been rough.
I hear people sharing that sentiment in reference to the political craziness that has been this year and for sure, I agree. But that’s just been the icing on the cake for the rest of the HARD that this year has been in my world. 🙂 I don’t know that I’ve *ever before welcomed the coming of a new year with such jubilation!
Bring on 2017!
I remember the words of my beloved integrated oncologist who said, around the time I was diagnosed, that this year would be really hard and have a dark cloud hanging over it … but next year, the cloud would lift, and sun would come out.
Yes! In all things and in all ways, I walk with the deepest gratitude into this coming year … I see more healing and transformation, more truth being revealed and I see plans shaping up and dreams and hopes birthing new and beautiful adventures.
I also see the hard, and know for sure now even as I just start this “after-cancer” season, that fears don’t immediately dissipate and learning to navigate this space takes a new and ever-deepening faith and commitment to stay my mind on that which is “true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy.” This is often (always?) a decision of the will.
A decision of faith over fear.
Thank you, LORD, for the gift of life and such abundant love and a new breath today and the beauty of Your creation!