In many ways, I shall be glad to see the end of it, if only one had not got to carry the sadness of loss into the New. But so it is. Recently, someone expressed what I have often thought – “if only I knew it would be the last Christmas with _____” or dinner, or chat or card or letter…
As this New Year begins, my intent is to be more mindful of the hours and days and the time spent with others because one never knows when the last of something comes.
And, there will be more partings in the coming year I’m sure. An old friend is already clearing house and making plans to move many states away. The constant in life is change. How I longed for it when young, how I wish to hold on just a little longer now.
The intent to ‘keep Christmas in my heart all the year…’ will be an excellent resolution!
Happy New Year!