Happy New Year!

This image is from years back. Sixteen years ago, give or take a few. But I found it today when I was cleaning out a box of things and it seemed to fit the quote I've been carrying around and wanting to share here as we celebrate the approach of this new year.

"If, like a Cherokee warrior, I can look at the new year as an opportunity to stand on new ground, then strength and courage are on my side. If I have waited a long time for everything to be perfect - and there have been moments, brief as they were, that filled my expectations - then I can face the challenges. I will remember that things do work out, bodies do heal, relationships mend - not because I said it, but because I believe it. But it is time to make things right, to stay on the Path. As water runs fresh and free from the woodland spring, so new life and meaning will bubble up from my own inner source. I will be still and steady because there is nothing to be gained by showing fear in a chaotic world. I can turn from ignorance and prejudice toward a light that never goes out."-- Joyce Sequichie Hifler

May your new year hold many blessings. xo


Debi said...

you have been eavesdropping on my thoughts. thank you for this.

and ps - love your arms open wide to the world.

bridgette said...

I love this photo! And I needed to read those words tonight. Thank you. Wishing you good health and lots o' happiness this 2012. xoxo

gina said...

Tricia...wishing you and yours the best for 2012...wow. time flies. huge and white light surround you!

Sonia said...

Tricia, you are so beautiful. Truly lovely inside and out. Now that the New Year is upon us, do you think we'll find some "tea" time? ;-) I love you and miss you terribly.

tricia scott said...

thank you so much, beautiful souls! xo