In a single moment
The threshold of a new year is crossed.
The date will change in an instant
But most other things don’t change nearly as fast.
Regret, for example, tends to linger.
It is a deceitful emotion,
It somehow feels like a ‘responsible’ perspective
On things that didn’t quite happen as we hoped.
Yet it tends to inflate our sense of loss
And makes much of what we lack.
Gratitude, also hangs in the air like a fragrance
Leaving a trail of remembrance
Of what we have been blessed with,
Bringing with it a sense of possibility
And hope for what is to come.
As you leave one year and enter another
I hope you carry along with you more gratitude
Happy new year.