Happy New Year!
Granted, the new year doesn’t ring in for another couple days, but that’s okay. I’d rather be early than late!
Many of us reflect on the past year as the New Year rolls around, and I’m no different than anyone else. All in all, 2022 was a good year. There are so many things I’m thankful for—too many to count actually, but I’ll take a stab at it. I am thankful for my DH (who is healing, slowly but surely, from back surgery), my son and my soon to be daughter-in-law (who is one of the loveliest, sweetest women I know). I’m grateful for the friends in my life (and those who started as friends but are now sisters of my heart). I’m thankful for the unconditional love thrown my way (it is indeed reciprocated and my soul is full to bursting). I’m grateful for the roof over my head and the food on my table (I have been off my low-carb lifestyle for the month of December and have partaken in so many fabulous goodies I haven’t had in almost three years…I will pay for this indulgence but it was worth it).
I’m thankful that I can find the time to write (which makes me happy, even when my characters disagree with me or I write myself into a corner). I was able to finish one story (no publisher yet, but that’s okay) and I’m almost finished with another in my series of four. And I have a job I love so yeah, 2022 was a good year.
Now, on to the important stuff--my wishes for you, gentle readers. First and foremost, I wish you JOY, plain and simple. Joy in the simple things. In the mundane, ordinary every day experiences that make your life what it is. I wish you moments that take your breath away and moments that show you how loved and appreciated and extraordinary you are. I wish you good health. Lastly, I wish you the realization of your dreams, whatever they may be.
I hope 2023 is a great year for you! Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!Marie