Comes the end of another great year with great people and great experiences. As we get older, we tend to reflect more because we don’t know what the future will hold for us. What I do know, and am convinced of, is that the people that are dear to us make us better every day. Either from something they said that day or someway they influenced us in years past, we are all a conglomeration of our experiences with these dear folks. Family, of course, but interestingly sometimes its people that you interact with that don’t even know they have passed something on to you that changes you. Maybe its something big, maybe something seemingly insignificant, but it molds us into who and what we are. For that, I am truly grateful. For those moments, or thoughts, or deeds that might even go un noticed in casual evaluation, I am truly fortunate.
Albert Schweitzer had a saying about this (supposedly) which speaks to this compilation. Everyone thru their day loses their way, or their perspective, or their “spark” as he calls it. And we all become rekindled anew with our repository of inputs and experiences from our close influential companions. Let us all be thankful in this season of Joy and Hope for those that we hold dear, and those we have yet to meet, that will join in our life. Thank you, dear friends and compatriots and fellow travelers thru this time. God Bless us EVERYONE.