Tonight we’re going to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015. I’m sure that for some of you, this past year was difficult; your life hit bumps and potholes in the road, spun out of control once or twice, and maybe even crashed headlong into life-changing catastrophes. It left skid marks and cracked windshields on your heart, and you’re celebrating that it’s over. Finally. At last. Throw that calendar into the trash and good riddance. (I burned my calendar on the grill after a particularly rough year! Okay, full disclosure: my mom burned it, and I stood at the window watching, preferring the warmth of the house to the chill of the patio.)
For others, the road was smooth(er). You took the scenic route, enjoyed this stretch of road, and delighted at the pit stops in those itty-bitty one-stop-light towns of happy moments along the way. Tonight, you celebrate the past year, and as you look at the blank pages in the new calendar, you wonder what exciting things will fill the pages.
For both types of readers, I want to say this. Thank you.
Thank you for reading my blog, even when you had other things to handle.
Thank you for allowing me to share parts of my life, my passions, my beliefs with you.
Thank you for letting me come along on parts of your journey, whether bumpy or smooth.
Blogging doesn’t come naturally to me. There have been points when I’ve nearly given up. But you, my readers, have encouraged me with your presence. I hope that you have found encouragement on this page, and maybe some new ideas to consider or questions to ask or a different perspective to change (or challenge) your views.
I respect your views, even when we disagree, and I enjoy hearing from you. Feel free to share your views and correct my spelling, punctuation, and grammar when necessary. (Typos are so embarrassing!)
Please knows how deeply grateful I am for each and every one of you.
God bless you.