Friday, December 14, 2007
Here's hoping you have a great Christmas and take some time to be with the people you love. This is a new Christmas painting I just finished.
This has been quite the year for our household and I am just glad it's almost over. It will be nice to usher in the new year and hopefully a bit of a fresh start. I normally look forward to the Christmas season all year, waiting for that "magical" time of year when you get to be surrounded by those you love and everyone seems to have that frantic busy pace about them. The nights start to get cold and lights sparkle, there is eggnog and cookies, shopping, special events and then finally the time to just chill and take it all in. Hopefully you're taking the time to let it in and reflect. With the craziness of this year, I have looked forward to this time, but more than Christmas, I look forward this year to being able to start next year slowly but solidly.
It's funny how we move through cycles in life, we wake up to a new day with new problems, new challenges, a new start. We go to lunch, then start again. We start the week new, each week. Then each month, and finally each year. All the while several projects, events, chores, goals, and dreams are all started new. It's a good feeling to be able to start something fresh, to have finished something (whether you failed miserably, succeeded, or just peetered out) and have the chance to start over, start something new. God is so gracious in giving us chance after chance to keep starting over.
So next year look forward to some exciting things from the Woody Miller art factory! Hopefully I can get on the ball from the start, and stay on it!