It’s been a sad December. I haven’t much had the time for reading, writing, and reflection, and when I do, I think about the horrific school shooting at Sandy Hook or the firemen who lost their lives in the line of duty in New York. While I haven’t been writing much, I’ve been doing a lot of praying.
Then yesterday, I came across Natalia Sylvester’s post “12 Random Things I Learned in 2012” and what she had written in the number 3 slot really hit me:
Where you search for meaning is not always the same place you find it.
Thank you, Natalia, for your moving post yesterday. It was just what I needed to find, even though I wasn’t necessarily searching for it. It made me hopeful and reminded me of the power and resilience of the human spirit.
Another thing that really hit me as I spent time with family and loved ones over the holidays:
Spend each moment with the people you hold close as if it were your last.
Where have you found meaning you weren’t exactly searching for this month? What’s something you’ve learned in 2012?