Two years ago, in 2010 our family experienced a spate of difficult things and I often wondered if I would ever be able to feel relaxed and spontaneous again. We were just so mired in deep circumstances that it caused us to see life through cautious, clouded eyes. I’m happy to say that 2011 crushed every bit of hesitancy that went before it. It was a great year filled with good friends and exciting, enriching opportunities. What will 2012 bring? Who knows? I do know (with renewed understanding) that I will appreciate it all the more for having gone through more trying times.
“Maybe God created the desert so that man could appreciate the date trees.”
— The Alchemist
** Image Credits: Michelle Smith