A new year dawns before us like the sun dawning the day and like each new day we are given the chance of a clean slate. What colors we use to paint the day are solely up to ourselves.
As I stand in the darkness, just before dawn I wonder back through the colors that I have painted each day of the last year, deciding what I want to change and what colors I want to add to the new Year. I see magnificent colors of the people in my life. Funny how I can label my friends and family in hues. But in reality each person has a color of their very own, coloring every day with a brilliance that is beyond words. The goals and passions in my life have colors too, my schooling a bright sunlight gold, my relationship status an ice blue color, my dreams add of course a brilliant orange of varying shades for each, my heart will always be the color of my eyes and my soul….that one is all my own. All these colors paint the picture of the last year, bright, beautiful and full of blessings.
In the next week I know that even though I have much to do before next semester that I will decide which colors will continue to bless the picture of my heart. I know that in this new year that graduation looms ever closer, that excites me greatly. I know that there are people that will always bless this picture but that there are others that will move on and be replaced with new . Fact of life, you bless those that were only in your life for a time and welcome those that are new.
I count my blessings of the past year. I look around at all that I have accomplished, all that I have put into motion, and all that I have learned. It has been quite a year when you look back on it like that. I have a semester behind me, I have made new friends, I have been blessed with old friends, and my family as a general rule still loves and supports me. I have friends that stand beside me, hold me close when I need it, tell me when I am messing up royally, and they still love me too.
So the picture of this last year is quite a colorful, brilliant, bright and exploding hodge podge of blessings and love.
My hopes for this year that is dawning? Hmmmmm……to reach graduation. That one is a must! To remember to take everyday, with love and hope for each one is a baby step toward the future. To remember to live life not just let it happen and to love with all of my heart. To touch as many lives in a good and positive way as I can. I will continue to write it all down and capture it with my camera in hopes of sharing it all someday.
As I stand before the dawning, smiling at what this year has created, I am ready for that sunrise.