The word itself is so freeing.
It echoes hope, change, peace, healing.
As I look ahead to the new year, I can't help but think about what this word means to me.
To be open - to new opportunities, ideas, possibilities, purpose, change, to people and places. Somehow when we allow ourselves to be open our hearts soften, our hands extend, our minds are clear. But it isn't always easy, being open. It's not always an automatic response; it's a choice.
This blog has often helped me make that choice.
There have been times when I have wanted to run and hide under the shadow of fear, but instead, I faced it, illuminated it, called it by name. There have been days when I could have collapsed under the weight of sickness and pain, but instead I chose to cling to hope, move forward, rise above.
This blog has taken me out of my comfort zone and into a place of honesty, reflection and openness. For that, I am so thankful.