2016: What a roller coaster ride!!
This has been a year of changes: New home, new work experiences, new social, two more grandchildren (I now have four). A year of lots of “firsts” and making solo decisions. It’s been a year of more exercise. A year of re-discovering my own identity.
This has been a year of writing in a journal, basically a daily log of what I have to do or what I did do or what I want to do, or will do in the future. The wonderful thing about writing, is that once in a while there is a gem of insight.
I’ve been re-reading my journal and found that forgiveness was one thread that I re-visited during this year. In order to move on in one’s life, I found that I needed to put the past to rest. All those old “hurts” had to be faced and the process always ended with forgiveness: of someone else, of some action, and/or of myself. Powerful healing!!!
Also in 2016, I have completed some paintings that were started several years ago.
Here’s one titled “Lantern Light” by Linda Ruddy 2016, oil sketch:
Wishing you all Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a very special New Year. LR