It has been said
we observe life as if walking backwards,
a vision of our past in clear focus
while our future remains an enigma.
Yet, on a path through a forest glen
all of our senses are aware.
Sunlight warms our skin,
sounds and smells emanating from throughout our sphere
fill our senses.
If we but look
we see everything around us
from the smallest twigs to the distant horizon,
illuminating our understanding,
where we have been
and the path that lies ahead.
So too, when events of the past and present
seem to overwhelm,
we can embrace another sense,
our innate ability to incorporate hope into our life.
While the vision of tomorrow may not yet be clear
if we but open our hearts and minds,
plans made and actions taken today
will culminate tomorrow
in a better life and better world.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.