Jan 1, 2013

Pausing to Enjoy a New Year

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow.   

My little horse must think it queer   
To stop without a farmhouse near   
Between the woods and frozen lake   
The darkest evening of the year.   

He gives his harness bells a shake   
To ask if there is some mistake.   
The only other sound’s the sweep   
Of easy wind and downy flake.   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.

The view from my breakfast table in the morning while I chatted with my Mom and had coffee.
Christmas was spent with my whole extended family up at our cabin where we got snowed in and it was peaceful and quiet.  
We made a sled run down the driveway.
It was littlest girl's first time sledding and she sled for two hours straight (the longest of everyone).
We ate.
We napped.
We rested.
We laughed and talked too much.
It was the best kind of Christmas.

I hope to usher in a new year full of peace and quiet.  Not because the externals around me are, but because my internal focus is rested.
My children are all sleeping soundly in bed.
I'm up waiting for Tone to get home from a late flight.
 The house is peaceful and quiet.
 I feel rested and rejuvinated from having a week off of work.
I hope you have a lovely and peace filled New Year.

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