Saturday, December 31, 2016

Letter to 2017

Dear 2017,

Soon you'll be here. The news is full of you today, and I can't drive anywhere without passing a fireworks stand flashing your name in neon lights. I do hope your final hours of travel are smooth and free of blizzards or other storms.

Please accept my regrets about the party this evening. It will certainly be full of good cheer and smiling faces! I look forward to welcoming you in the morning. We can share a cup of tea, then walk the trail together. Enjoy the quiet.

I need you to know right up front that I want nothing from you. I've made no resolutions. I have no grand plans, just the everyday ones: to love this world in the best ways that I can. I simply want to share the moments, to exist together. To laugh and know beauty and be grateful. Who knows what magic will happen? Your predecessors have taught me that miracles are everywhere, that the unexpected things are often the best things. All I need to do is to be open to them.

I look forward to our journey together. I know it will include new adventures and new words nesting on white paper. Anything can happen – and will! I'm ready.




  1. I love your letter, and I can't wait to see your words in 2017. (Plus your ONE word!)

  2. A refreshing take, Irene! Like Ruth, I'm curious about your OLW. Is it in your letter somewhere? "Welcoming"? "Open"?

  3. Your letter is so refreshing to read and the big reveal of OLW will hopefully come this week for Spiritual Journey Thursday. (Refreshing seems to be the word of the day. I now see that Tabatha used the same word.)


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