Perhaps like me, 2016 held within it many good things within your life, some sad and troubling aspects, or perhaps just a plain rough year you muddled through. I heard more than not, "Thank God this year is ending, I can't wait until 2017 arrives!" Sad times--in February alone, I learned of the passing of 6 people I have known, with more losses later in the year, among them my aunt at the age of 98. But also many good things occurred in 2016--a trip to Hawaii with a dear family friend, the graduation ceremonies of both my granddaughters, and the graduation of my daughter from college with her BS in December. Finding close friendships in San Felipe that I treasure, staying in touch with older friendships, learning more about my new adopted home town--enjoying the many and varied sunrises and sunsets the desert plus Sea and mountains provide here--all have brought great joy and harmony into my life in many ways, making 2016 one of my better years I think! Everything is a balance--that being said, in looking back on 2016, I do find a balance within my life--the good things coupled with the not so good. I will look back on 2016 with good feelings overall..
May 2017 bring with it all the good things you wish for, fill your heart with joy and know that you have far more blessings ahead of you. Happy New Year to all in this Village by the Sea, and beyond!