In my personal social media echo chamber, everyone is talking about how much 2016 sucked.
I’m not disagreeing.
So what do we do about that.
Though there’s no going back now, I tried anyway, and to my surprise uncovered a number of special little moments that I’d forgotten amidst this month’s tweets about nukes and Israel.
I share these moments now for a couple reasons:
- To get back up-to-date on my out-of-date blog. (Oops.)
- To remind myself that, despite a year full of global tragedy, political mayhem, personal overcommitment, and pulling weed after weed after weed in a mint field, good stuff happens.
Unless we make an effort to both curate and celebrate that ‘good stuff,’ I think we risk missing it.
Given our current cultural climate (and well, the climate, period), I don’t feel we dare do that. In a world so fragile, we dare not waste a single beautiful moment, however small, however trivial.
So here are 16 moments from 2016 that remind me, anyway, to celebrate and savor that fleeting crazy ‘good stuff’ that’s going to keep our world spinning, God willing, come January 20.
From me, to you, may your holiday be filled with love, love, love.
Life’s not so bad. Here’s to the year ahead,