Happy New Year!

2014 was a year of challenges of opportunities. It was thankfully also a year of good health and incredible joys.

We lost good friends, made some fantastic new ones and tried a lot of new things.

We railed against the hate and barbarity in the world; it seemed so prevalent that it was easy to feel overwhelmed. At times we were.

And still… we need only look at our kids to see that spark of kindness and goodness. May they preserve it always and help heal all the ways this world is broken.

I don’t know what 2015 will bring. Aiden and I had some discussions about uncertainty, as its something that troubles him greatly. I explained that it troubles all of us, as nothing in life is ever guaranteed.

My wish for all of us, dear friends, is for a year of good health and good news; a year of finding our personal joys and inner peace, and a year when we make a difference, however small, in someone else’s life.

Here’s to the new year.