You are still a young year and there's many more months to look forward to and many events, both planned and unforeseen, so I wanted to write and make some promises.
My first promise for 2017: To jump off the endless conveyor of grief, anger, and negativity. I will (try) not to engage in political posting anymore. I will (try) not to engage in other peoples "conveyors". It doesn't mean that I don't care about any of these issues, but it does mean that for my health and sanity, I have chosen to refrain from talking about them. I know the issues and what is at stake, and take the steps I need to be informed, but I will no longer perpetuate the cycle on my social media sites.
My second promise for 2017: To spread all the love, kindness, humor, art, beauty, understanding, and as many positive vibes as I can muster. To hold, support, and uplift as much as I can, and to be as encouraging as I can. I am going to love my spouse, and grow beautiful, wonderful things in my garden, and continue to teach, educate, and empower others to the ways of a self sufficient life. I will do the best that I can to be excellent to everyone.
There are already so many warriors and rebels and resistance fighters out there, that they don't need another to (re)join their ranks. What we really need is healers and empaths and artists, people who can support and love and show the world that the beauty is not gone from it yet, and that it is still totally worth saving.
This year, I am a healer, and an empath, and an artist, and I see beauty and light where others may only see grim darkness.
I see you, and love you all. You are my family.
Always, always seek to Live, Learn and Love.
Be at peace.