It is the autumn and the autumn of my life. So many trips around the sun.
And I am thankful, glad to be alive if some what battered by time and fate. Tina and I have been together over 20 years. I’m grateful we have gained legal recognition of our marriage. We have grown old together and long life is indeed a blessing.
We have a home we share with three adorable cats. We have friends, and family with whom we are sometimes at odds.
This year also brings sadness and a feeling of loss for we lost family members and friends this last year.
Yet my heart is filled with gratitude today as I reflect on the past, not just this last year but of the years past. The books I’ve read and studied. The wisdom I have hopefully gained and serenity I sometimes experience.
Inner peace in a world of turmoil, a world where so many demand I take a side and change my beliefs to match their ideologies. I am grateful for the strength to process the knowledge I have amassed and the will to march to a different drummer and not follow the herd.
I pray that this coming year will bring health and life for those I love. Prosperity and joy. Love and inner peace.