New Year Apricity
Let us rise on New Year’s morning
filled with hope and promise,
the way the sun on a winter’s day
can bathe us in warmth, inside and out.
For a moment the world sparkles
like sunshine on snow
and the future is bright possibility
unfolding before our eyes.
We can choose to embrace
the universe and its many gifts,
to wrap ourselves in a blanket
of kindness with our fellow creatures,
or we can pull the covers over our head,
pretending we are bears in hibernation.
But caves are cold and lonely places,
even when well-equipped for the temperature.
I prefer to be dazzled and exhilarated,
to brave whatever comes
with the kiss of the sun on my face.
May 2018 bring sunshine into your life and warmth into your heart. May it be filled with enough love, laughter, and friendship to ward off the inevitable dark days that come to us all. Let Kindness and The Golden Rule lead the way.
Happy New Year to All!
Elise Skidmore ©2018