An approach to this new year

Farmland snow_Staats 12034A new year — new ideas, new hopes, new resolutions.  Or maybe not.  As I look back on last year I realize that sometimes the most memorable times were the ones that were unplanned.  They came about, perhaps with a seed of thought, but they developed into something wonderful.  One grandson, then a second grandson, a marriage proposal, friends near and far, and family that came to visit.  This year I have many things to look forward to: two family weddings (one which is my own!), a honeymoon, a nephew’s college graduation, followed by his brother’s high school graduation.  Yesterday we took a drive through the Wisconsin countryside.  We had a general idea where we were headed, but the route developed as we wandered.  We found undulating hills and valleys in dairy country, fields of fresh snow, a creek where the hoarfrost was still evident in the late morning,  and a military veteran who was brought to tears when we thanked him for his service in World War II.  All these adventures came about because we were present in the day and 0pen to the discoveries that developed.  My wish for the new year is to be open to all that each day offers, and embrace it fully – life, friends, family, adventures, and memories.

3 thoughts on “An approach to this new year

  1. Tom Thomas January 3, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Linda congratulations on your upcoming Wedding. Your words are so inspiring, I think of you often and your beautiful pictures. You have brought me to the realization that each day needs to be lived to the fullest, because we never know which one might be our last,. Thank you, thank you thank you. Tom T

    • lindastaatsphoto January 3, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you Tom. I’m so glad you enjoy the photos and the writings. I think about you often!

  2. sue January 3, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Thank you

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