Gifts are opened.
Life is slowing down for a few days after weeks of busy preparations.
It's time to wrap open my mind and put out my thoughts around days to come.
Making New Year's list, alot of other types of list, has been a favorite doing ever since I learned to write. Most lists are made on scraps of paper, in my diary, on the computer.
New Year's Lists are different. They are written with pen and ink (I inherited the ink bottle about 30 years ago from an old lady who lived in the same house as my mother. It hasn't been opened in a year and tonight my fingertips are blue after the lid opening fight) in beautiful notebooks made out of handmade paper.
......which books do I want to read, what kind of writing do I want to focus on, where do I want to travel, which letters to write.......oh, this is the best gift of all, a new year to come with 365 days to open and to live, following God's path, enlightened by God's light.
Photo: my table of daily reflections.