"FEAR IS THAT LITTLE DARK ROOM WHERE NEGATIVES ARE DEVELOPED"
I write these lines as I enjoy the beauty of the season. Christmas is such a wonderful celebration and I am so glad to be able to enjoy the full twelve days! As I look back on twenty twelve, I am compelled to share a bit of the magnanimous gifts received.
Since about ten years ago, I have shared on a tradition to pick from a card stack around Christmas time. Each one of these cards depicts the name of a Saint, as well as a virtue particular to their life.
Last year I happened to receive St. Lucy, and the virtue to "be a light for others". Each year I am amazed at how many opportunities I am given to persevere on each particular virtue and twenty twelve was not the exception.
I find that despite the dark moments of life, there is always light poured upon us. Sometimes perhaps just a flickering one, but even if light does not dispel all darkness completely, it allows for beauty to be noticed by a combination of brightness and shadows that shape both our character and humanity.
I am glad and humbled to be able to share every bit of light and beauty I may find with all of you. I hope for many opportunities to do so during twenty thirteen, and I invite you to follow along the way and share some of your own bright and beautiful moments.
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