As the year comes to a close, I have a great big smile on my face (a good way to end the year, I'd say). While 2011 wasn't free of sadness (I lost my grandfather in June - one of my most favorite people) , I can't help but smile at the great circle of life as I hold his one and only great-grandson in my arms, born 4 months before his death. Right now I'm missing many that have left us, but treasuring those that surround me. I feel very blessed today, and I sincerely wish the same feelings of happiness to everyone out there. I hope 2012 brings nothing but joy to you all.
Happy New Year!
we'll drink a cup of kindness yet for times gone by
(we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne - Robert Burns)