Luck of the Irish
On Saint Patrick’s Day I see
green all around me.
© Kym Gordon Moore
Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but do we only turn up the volume of our love meter on this day? Can you imagine how much more tranquil and united we would be if we gave the gift of love each day as passionately as we do on this 14th day of February? Imagine that?
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.
-Martin Luther King Jr., Minister, Civil Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Well, 2018 rolled out the red carpet for the premier to a new year. If you’re reading this then you are one of the millions around the world who was blessed to see this new year arrive. The excitement the new year brought is beginning to subside as many of us are headed back to work, school and other laborious tasks.
Yet, let’s not let the magic of that excitement die and instead live it each day joyously and grateful. Happy New Year once again everyone!
Here we begin a new week, a new day, a new month in a new year at the same time. It’s exciting, yet kind of scary in the same breath. What will this new year bring? We don’t have a crystal ball to see into the future so we really don’t know. Yet, we must have an abiding faith to help us with the unexpected, the good, tragic and ugly. The older we get the more we try to understand this concept of life. While we know things will happen that will make us smile, laugh, frown or cry, though we may not like it, we try to remain steadfast and hold on to an ounce of strength and endurance.
As we celebrate this burst of newness, we try to keep our focus on destiny’s path. On that path, we don’t know what to expect but as we pay attention to the road signs along our highway we will learn to make the necessary adjustments when and where needed.
Wishing all of you a prosperous, productive and exciting year ahead! No resolutions, just strategic, doable goals!
Here’s a mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres combination for your New Year’s countdown. I came across this easy decadent recipe for Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer by Betty L. Ince, from the kitchen of Allrecipes.com. Happy New Year and Bon Appetit y’all.
Prep 45 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Ready In 1 hour and 10 minutes