2011 Has been an extraordinary year of transition for my family and I. It was a year of reassessing priorities. A year of significant change. A year to begin revisiting dreams, visions and goals from several years ago which I had placed on the back-burner of life.
As this year comes to a close, I want to send my gratitude to everyone who has offered me supportive and encouraging words. Such things are rare these days. I would also like to thank everyone who subscribes to this blog. I’m very grateful to be able to share my thoughts and inspirations creatively through this forum, and I really appreciate your interest in all subjects covered here.
For the rest of December, I am taking a break from writing to focus on family obligations through the Holidays. I will resume posting in January 2012.
Until then, may our Creator continue to guide the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, all regional New England tribes, and tribes across the United States as we gather our families and refocus our personal goals and objectives for the coming year. May we all receive the Grace necessary to discipline our minds and re-prioritize our own wills in support of living peaceably with one another, building safer communities, strengthening our relationships, and reconciling our differences. Likewise, may the entire Southeastern Connecticut region be blessed with hope, rejuvenation and creative inspiration in the coming year.
I close by sharing this light-hearted musing I received a few years back via email…author unknown.
To all my “politically-correct” and agnostic friends:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes
for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress,
non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice
holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the
religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your
choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or
traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or
secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful,
personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the
onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due
respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose
contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply
that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the
only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made
without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability,
religious faith or sexual preference of the wish.
To everyone else:
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and may you all have a very Happy New Year! xo