Well 2013 is almost over and what a year it has been. It has been a year of roller coaster rides and sorrow mixed with bitter sweet moments of happiness.
In preparing for this year's holiday season there has been a sense of loss as well as a renewed realization of the precious gift of life and the finite amount of moments that we are granted with our loved ones. My sisters and I have all been feeling the acute loss of my mother at this time of year. This will be our first holiday season without her being present in our lives. Memories are brought back by carols, holiday songs, sweets and treats that are imbued with my mother's influence and presence in our lives.
The preciousness of our moments in this life has only reinforced the need to live with purpose and meaning. My husband and I are taking time to appreciate the loved ones we have and then we are taking the week between Christmas and New Year to plan for the coming year. It is time to embrace our health goals, both physically and financially. This is the real gift we are giving to each other this year. 2014, our year to takes strides toward the future, to focus on health in all aspects of our lives.
From our house to yours I wish you all the blessings of the return of the light that this season symbolizes. May we all find renewed vision and focus for the year to come!